Woman involved in horror car crash that killed NFL star Alex Collins was ‘hysterical’ after the wreckage and told cops she ‘couldn’t find it’ – after the collision sent him out his back window into his SUV.
Heartbreaking footage has revealed the aftermath of the tragedy, where Collins’ mangled motorbike and the SUV he crashed in were strewn across the road.
Investigators said the crash happened around 10.20pm on Sunday evening when the woman made a left turn and Collins, 28, slammed into the car and flew through the rear passenger side window .
Collins ended up inside the car and was pronounced dead at the scene, and 911 audio obtained by TMZ saw the woman tell the cops, “I can’t find him!”
“I try to look to see where he is,” she said. Passersby could also have been heard on the audio a few minutes later, telling him that Collins was inside his car and yelling at him to open the door, the outlet reports.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office told DailyMail.com the woman he punched invoked Marsy’s Law to protect her identity.
The aftermath of the crash that killed NFL star Alex Collins and left his mangled motorcycle and the SUV he ran over strewn across the road
The NFL star’s mangled motorcycle lay in the road surrounded by shattered glass
Collins was tragically pronounced dead at the scene
Collins was running back for the Seattle Ravens and Seahawks in his NFL career
The circumstances of the accident are still under investigation and it is unclear whether Collins or the unnamed woman were responsible for the collision.
Investigators say the Chevrolet made a left turn as the two were traveling down a busy street in the Lauderdale Lakes neighborhood of Miami, Florida.
The unexpected movement caused Collins to crash into the rear passenger side of the SUV, which sent him flying through the rear passenger side window before coming to a stop inside the vehicle.
Collins was pronounced dead at the scene, with the harrowing footage after the crash showing tire marks strewn across the road where he lost his life.
Police have not confirmed whether they plan to press charges for the incident and said investigations are still ongoing.
The driver also invoked Marsy’s law, which grants victims specific rights when going through the justice system.
This includes the right to conceal one’s identity from the public, the right to be present in court during almost all proceedings, and the right to know if the perpetrator of a crime has been released from prison.
Alex Collins has died at the age of 28, his former NFL team, the Baltimore Ravens, has said.
Her agent, Kelli Masters, paid a moving tribute to Collins on her social media accounts
Tributes poured in for the NFL star following his death, with the Ravens saying in a statement Monday night: “With heavy hearts, we mourn the passing of Alex Collins.” Always quick to greet everyone with a smile, he was a truly kind person who carried a special joy and passion wherever he went.
“May Alex always remember the light and love he brought to so many in his life.”
Collins played for the Ravens from 2017 to 2018, either side of the time at the Seattle Seahawks who drafted him in 2016.
In a separate statement, the Seahawks said: “Absolutely heartbroken. Prayers go out to the Collins family.
The team also shared a statement from the Collins family, which read: “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Alex Collins this morning.
“Alex was cherished by family and friends as well as supporters around the world. Anyone who really knows him can attest to his drive, determination and larger-than-life personality.
“We kindly ask for your thoughts and prayers for our family during this difficult time. We will provide updates regarding funeral arrangements as they become available.
Collins (right) had played for the USFL’s Memphis Showboats earlier this year
Collins (left) scored 19 touchdowns during his NFL career with the Ravens and Seahawks
The NFL also tweeted a brief statement saying, “The NFL family mourns the loss of Alex Collins and we send our deepest condolences to his family, teammates and loved ones.”
Ravens coach John Harbaugh added: “Alex was a joy to be around and someone whose light shone brightly.” I will always remember him for being a great teammate who had an uplifting spirit that impacted everyone he met.
“He was also a smart player who ran with boundless determination, and he was a big part of our success during his time in Baltimore.
“We send our sincere condolences and support to Alex’s family. May he now rest in God’s eternal peace.