By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to TMZ Sports, Tarvaris Jackson was speeding at the time of his death earlier this month. In fact, he was reportedly going 40 mph over the speed limit when he was killed on Easter Sunday.
Jackson — a former NFL quarterback — was going 70 mph in a 30 mph zone around a bend. His vehicle then hit a sign post and came to a stop in a ditch.
The police report claims that Jackson passed away at 8:50 pm in Montgomery, Alabama. The police report also said that the road that Jackson crashed on was very poorly lit.
The former signal caller — who played for the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks — was alive when medical personnel arrived at the scene. However, he was ‘unable to give a reason why he crashed his vehicle.’
After being transported to a local hospital, he passed away at 36-years-old.
The report claims that Jackson was not drunk or had drugs in his system at the time of the accident. The authorities said that Jackson was wearing a shoulder and lap seatbelt at the time of the wreck.
The official cause of the accident, according to the authorities, is a ‘high rate of speed.’
Jackson was buried this past weekend. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, there were no more than 10 family members and friends in the funeral home at a time due to the CDC regulations.
During his NFL career, he did win a Super Bowl ring with the Seahawks, as he backed up Russell Wilson in their Super Bowl win over the Denver Broncos.