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.