July 21, 2024

Lytton joined the Bowie State University football team after attending Florida State and Penn State.

Former Bowie State football player AJ Lytton was one of three men killed in a catastrophic vehicle accident in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The event also took the lives of Khyree Jackson, a 2024 NFL Draftee, and Isaiah Hazel, another former high school teammate and former University of Maryland football player.


Car crash claims life of former Penn State DB A.J. Lytton


The Maryland State Police released a statement detailing the deadly vehicle crash. According to the statement, the collision involved three vehicles: a silver Infiniti Q50, a silver Chevrolet Impala, and a maroon Dodge Charger. Hazel was driving the Dodge Charger, with Jackson in the front seat and Lytton in the back.

According to early findings, Cori Clingman, the driver of the Infiniti, was going northbound on Route 4/Pennsylvania Avenue in Prince George’s County. Investigators suspect Clingman attempted to change lanes while driving at high speeds. As a result of this maneuver, her vehicle collided with the Dodge Charger, followed by the Chevrolet Impala. The Dodge Charger then drove off the road, colliding with many tree trunks before coming to a stop.

Both Jackson and Hazel were pronounced dead at the spot. Lytton died from his injuries at the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center.

Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in the incident. “Charges are pending further investigation and consultation with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office. “The Maryland State Police Crash Team is in charge of the investigation,” the statement added.

AJ Lytton came at Bowie State before the start of the 2023 season, having spent a year at Penn State and two years at Florida State. Lytton, a native of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was listed as a member of the Bulldogs football program in 2023 and 2024, and he was scheduled to graduate in December with a degree in Sport Management.

Clyde Doughty, Jr., Bowie State’s Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation, issued a poignant statement in response to the tragedy. “We grieve the loss of AJ Lytton, Jr. and all those involved in this unfortunate disaster. We are thinking of AJ’s family, friends, and teammates during this terrible time. “AJ’s name will live on in our hearts.”

DaLawn Parrish, Lytton and Jackson’s previous coach, also issued a statement, stating, “I don’t think you can express what you’re happy about in something like this, except for the fact that they were together. We’re all at a loss, and you attempt to gather details from what you believe happened and from various accounts, but all you know is that we lost three young men. “That’s it.”

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