Former NFL running back Cedric Benson dies in a ​motorcycle crash



Former NFL running back and University of Texas star Cedric Benson died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash, according to the Austin American-Statesman. He was 36.


The accident occurred on Mount Bonnell Road in West Austin after 10 p.m. Saturday, according to the report. Austin-Travis County EMS said on Twitter it responded to an “auto v motorcycle” incident and reported two adults deceased with two other adults suffering non-life-threatening injuries.


Hours before the crash, Benson posted a photo of a BMW motorcycle to his Instagram story, writing “My Saturday evening.”