Car crash kills ex-LB Robertson
Former two-time All-Pro linebacker Isiah Robertson was killed when the limousine he was driving skidded on a rainslicked curve on a rural East Texas highway and was hit by two other vehicles.
The Texas Department of Public Safety reported the crash happened about 10 p.m. Thursday on Texas 198 almost six miles north of Mabank and 50 miles southeast of Dallas. A DPS statement says the limousine Robertson was driving entered the curve at an unsafe speed for the rainy conditions.
Robertson, a 69-year-old Garland resident, was taken to an Athens hospital, where he died. A truck driver was treated for minor injuries and discharged. The other car driver was unhurt.
The Los Angeles Rams drafted Robertson out of Southern University in the first round of the 1971 NFL draft. He remained with the Rams through 1978 and then played for the Buffalo Bills (1979-82). He was named first-team All-Pro in 1973 and 1976 and was chosen for the Pro Bowl in his rookie 1971 season as well as 1973-77.