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Troy football player's body found on MS highway

(Source: Troy University Athletics Department) (Source: Troy University Athletics Department)
(Source: Troy University Athletics Department) (Source: Troy University Athletics Department)
(Source: Troy University Athletics Department) (Source: Troy University Athletics Department)
TROY, AL (WSFA) -

The Troy University Athletics Department says football student-athlete Jadarius Garner died near his hometown of Clarksdale, MS Thursday.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says Garner's body was found lying in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 61 three miles south of Oreilly, MS, at 2:27 a.m. Thursday.

Mississippi state troopers say two vehicles that were traveling southbound on the highway hit Garner's body. The drivers of the two vehicles, Catrina Nelson, 25, of Greenville, MS, and Dedrick Franklin, 26, of Memphis, TN, were "shaken up but uninjured," according to the highway patrol.

State troopers say the investigation has been turned over to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation's Accident Investigation Division. Authorities haven't released any other details about the incident.

Garner, 20, transferred from Jones County Community College in Mississippi and had just finished his second season with the Trojans. He appeared in all 12 of Troy's games in the 2013 season. He was named Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 9.

"This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to Jadarius' family in this time of grief," Troy football head coach Larry Blakeney said in a statement from the athletics department. "Jadarius was a well respected member of our football team and his loss will be felt by all of us."

Mobile users, watch a video statement from Coach Blakeney at this link.

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