Details Emerge From Death Of Former Ohio State Football Player

first_imgTwo Ohio State football helmetsNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Details are emerging from the death of a former Ohio State University football player. He was reportedly killed by a drag racer in a tragic accident.Tyrone Harrison, a former fullback at Ohio State, was killed on Saturday night while walking along a road in New Jersey.The former Buckeyes’ football player was a vice principal at a school in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was reportedly struck by a drag racer who fled the scene.Mycentraljersey.com has the tragic details:Tyrone Harrison, 49, of Somerset, was killed at approximately 9:17 p.m. near Ethel Avenue, according to a news release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Piscataway Police Chief Scott Cartmell.Authorities are actively searching for information regarding individuals involved in the drag race. The driver of the car that hit Harrison fled the scene, the release said.At the time of the impact, Harrison was walking from the Edison train station on route to a relative’s house. He was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries he sustained, the release said.The New Brunswick community is mourning his loss.“He always showed tremendous pride in Ohio State,” New Brunswick High School Athletic Director Craig Lowery said. “He always would talk about playing in the horseshoe (the school’s stadium), and how he wanted to have a connection and pipeline to Ohio State.”Our thoughts are with his family and friends. May he rest in peace.last_img