White, the father of NFL fugitive James White of the New England Patriots, has been pronounced dead on stage. His wife, Lisa, who was also in the car, and another man were flown by helicopter to the hospital, the office said. Lisa White remains hospitalized.
Deputies responded to the scene of a two-car crash in Cooper City, Florida, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said, finding one car overturned and the other on fire. The first responders provided emergency medical care and extinguished the fire in the vehicle.
Shortly before the Patriots’ game on Sunday night, James White was declared inactive for his team’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. After a Patriots touchdown in the game, White teammate Devin McCurty ran to a camera in the end zone and shouted “2-8, we love you, bro!”
Former James White teammate Tom Brady was among many in the NFL community who expressed their condolences to the White family.
“So heartbroken to hear the news of the tragedy of my great friend and forever teammate @SweetFeet_White. Few people come into your life and do EVERYTHING the right way,” Brady said on Twitter. “James is one of them. Kind, gentle, loving, fiercely competitive and hardworking. His parents raised an amazing son. And we all grieve with James as he goes through this difficult time. I love you, my friend.”
Broward County Sheriffs, who are committing homicide trafficking, are investigating the crash.