Ex-NFL line­backer robert­son killed in texas car crash

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - SCOREBOARD -

MA­BANK, Texas (AP) — For­mer two-time All-Pro line­backer Isiah Robert­son was killed when the limou­sine he was driv­ing skid­ded on a rainslicked curve on a dark, ru­ral East Texas high­way and was hit by two other ve­hi­cles.

The Texas Depart­ment of Pub­lic Safety re­ports the crash hap­pened about 10 p.m. Thurs­day on Texas Route 198 al­most 6 miles north of Ma­bank and 50 miles south­east of Dal­las.

Robert­son, a 69-year-old Gar­land res­i­dent, was taken to an Athens hos­pi­tal 20 miles (32 kilo­me­ters) away, where he died.

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