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According to TMZ, former Falcons linebacker Thomas Howard and a 55-year-old man was killed earlier today resulting from a car accident in which Howard was travelling more than 100mph and crashing into a large truck.
The impact also had a driver of a Chevy rushed to the hospital.
Howard was a 2nd round pick in the 2006 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders. Also, his most recent team the Atlanta Falcons just cut him, November 12.