NFL running back Cedric Benson killed in motorcycle crash

Green Bay Packers' Cedric Benson waits to be introduced before the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

AUSTIN, Tex. (KXAN) — Former NFL running back Cedric Benson was killed in a motorcycle crash in Austin, Tex. Saturday night.

Austin police responded around 10:20 p.m., according to NBC affiliate KXAN.

Police reported a mini-van was trying to cross the intersection when it ran into the motorcycle. Benson and a woman died at the scene.

Benson played college football at the University of Texas in Austin and was drafted in the first round, fourth overall, by the Chicago Bears in 2005.

He also played in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers.

He was 36-years-old.