Former Maryland football player Isaiah Hazel, along with two others, died following an overnight car accident, according to a Maryland State Police news release. Hazel was 23.

Maryland football released a statement on X, the site formerly known as Twitter, that reads “The Maryland Football family mourns the passing of former Terp, Isaiah Hazel. Our thoughts and prayers are with Isaiah’s family, loved ones and everybody involved in last nights tragic accident.”

Hazel was killed alongside Khyree Jackson and Anthony Lytton Jr. Jackson played at Alabama and Oregon and was recently selected in the 2024 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. Lytton played at Florida State and Penn State. All three were teammates at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro.

The Wise athletic department put out a statement on X that reads “The Dr. Henry A. Wise Athletic Department sends condolences to the families and mourns the loss of Khyree Jackson (State Champ 2016 c/o’17) Anthony Lytton, Jr. (AJ) (State Champ 2015,16,17 c/o ’18) and Isaiah Hazel (State Champ 2015, 16, 17 c/o ’19). #OnceAPumaAlwaysAPuma.”

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The crash occurred on northbound Route 4/Pennsylvania Avenue according to the report. Hazel drove the vehicle that contained Jackson and Lytton, when they were struck by a driver that was traveling at a high rate of speed. Their car traveled off the side of the roadway and struck multiple tree stumps where it came to rest. Maryland State Police are investigating the crash.

Hazel, who most recently spent a season at Charlotte, played for the Terps between 2019-2022. He appeared in 39 games, originally playing receiver before transitioning to defensive back.

Hazel’s best seasons for Maryland came in his junior and senior years, when he accumulated a combined 33 tackles — including a five-tackle, two-tackle-for-loss game against Michigan in 2022. He started eight of 12 games for Charlotte last season.

Hazel was a four-star recruit out of high school in the class of 2019 according to 247Sports, the second-best commit coach Michael Locksley landed in that cycle in a class that included Indianapolis Colts safety Nick Cross and New York Giants cornerback Deonte Banks.