There is some sad news to report today coming from the Troy Trojans football program. After a three-car accident just north of Troy, nineteen-year-old offensive lineman Corey Ryan McCullers was killed.
McCullers reportedly hit a vehicle in his car and then crached into a parked travel trailer on the side of the road. He was declared dead at the scene.
“This is a terrible tragedy and our hearts hurt for the McCullers family,” Troy athletic director John Hartwell wrote in a statement on the school’s website. “We are reminded every day how precious life is, and the thoughts and prayers of the Troy University Family are with his family, friends and teammates as they mourn the beautiful life that Corey lived.”
Troy football head coach Neal Brown also expressed his sadness over the incident.
“The Troy Football Family is heartbroken today over the sudden loss of Corey McCullers, Brown added. “There is no greater tragedy than losing a young man with a bright future far too soon. Corey was a true Trojan who loved Troy University and his teammates. Our staff and players will always remember Corey’s work ethic and his positive attitude. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
McCullers joined Troy as a walk-on and was a member of the school’s scout team.
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