This is so sad Jersey Girl Sport fam!

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Troy football player Jadarius Garner was found dead on a Mississippi highway Thursday morning, and the state highway patrol is investigating the cause of his death.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Anthony Dunn, 20-year-old Jadarius Garner,  was found lying on U.S. Highway 61 in Bolivar County at 2:27 a.m. after two cars had run over him.

“This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to Jadarius’ family in this time of grief,” Troy coach Larry Blakeney said. “Jadarius was a well-respected member of our football team and his loss will be felt by all of us.”

The two drivers were not injured and the first responders thought they were responding to a two-car accident.

Garner had just transferred from a local community college and was a viable player for the Troy football team.

“I can’t express how deeply saddened we are by the loss of Jadarius,” Troy athletic director John Hartwell said. “Our hearts go out to his family, friends and teammates in this unimaginable time of pain, and we will do all that we can to help and support them.”

I can’t imagine how his family is feeling or what they’re going through. Our prayers are with them during this tragedy.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

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