Former NFL kicker killed in crash

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas has died after a car accident near his home, according to police.

Metro Nashville Police said Bironas, 36, lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. Saturday less than a mile from home. Police said in a statement on the department website that his SUV was speeding when it went off the road and hit a line of trees before coming to a stop upside down in a culvert.

Bironas was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Police say there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs at the scene.

The Titans released Bironas in March. He was the fourth most-accurate kicker in NFL history.

 

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