WEST POINT, N.Y. — An Army West Point football player from New York City has died in a car crash hours after helping his team win its second straight game.
The U.S. Military Academy says Monday that 20-year-old sophomore Cadet Brandon Jackson from Queens died in a single-car crash Sunday in Westchester County, north of New York City.
Police in Croton-on-Hudson said Jackson hit a guardrail while driving around 1:50 a.m. Sunday. The incident is under investigation.
Jackson was a starting defensive back and recorded two solo tackles and one assist in Army’s 31-14 home win Saturday over Rice. Army is 2-0.
Head coach Jeff Monken called Jackson a beloved teammate.
West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr. said Jackson was following the example of his mother, an Iraq War veteran.