Brother of Ravens' Torrey Smith dies in motorcycle crash
The brother of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has been killed in a motorcycle accident.
Tevin Chris Jones, 19, died late Saturday night in Westmoreland County in northeast Virginia. He was riding his motorcycle on Route 672 when he ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole, according to Virginia State Police.
Jones was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He was wearing a helmet, and alcohol was not a factor. The accident is under investigation.
Smith was notified at the team hotel in Baltimore shortly after 1 a.m. and immediately left to be with his family.
Smith posted on his Twitter account: "I can't believe my little brother is gone...be thankful for your loved ones and tell them you love them...this is the hardest thing ever."
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said in a statement: "This is devastatingly sad, sad news. Torrey and his family are a close, special family, and our hearts and thoughts reach out to all of them. Our hearts ache today. We pray for Tevin, his mother, Torrey and the rest of the family."
Smith is one of seven children of Monica Chante Jenkins.
It was unclear whether Smith would play Sunday night for the Ravens against the New England Patriots.
"Torrey's priority is his family. We understand that completely," Harbaugh said.
If Smith does not suit up, he will be replaced by Jacoby Jones.
Now in his second season with Baltimore, Smith grew up in Virginia before attending the University of Maryland.