FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police Captain Tyrone White, the father of New England Patriots running back James White, was killed in a traffic crash Sunday in Cooper City.
It happened around 1 p.m. in the 11800 block of Griffin Road. Arriving Broward sheriff’s deputies found one car flipped over and another on fire.READ MORE: Attorney: Parkland School Gunman Nikolas Cruz To Plead Guilty To Massacre
Two people were airlifted to the hospital. One of those was White’s wife, Lisa, who was in critical condition.READ MORE: Parkland Survivor David Hogg On Potential Guilty Plea: 'It's Horrific That Our Community Has To Continue Going Through This'
Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo Ramirez posted on Twitter that the department was saddened by the loss.
I’m extremely saddened after learning of the passing of MDPD Captain Tyrone White earlier today as a result of an off-duty traffic crash in Broward County. I offered his family my deepest condolences on behalf of his MDPD family. May he rest in eternal peace. 1/2….
— Alfredo "Freddy" Ramirez III (@MDPD_Director) September 20, 2020
James White was inactive for Sunday night’s game between the Patriots and the Seahawks.Nikolas Cruz Pleads Guilty In BSO Jail Guard Attack
Born in Fort Lauderdale, James White attended and played football at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. He then played college football at the University of Wisconsin. In 2014, the Patriots selected him in the fourth round of the draft.