A motorcycle accident claimed the life of former NFL running back, Cedric Benson. The former Bears/Packers/Bengals running back and a woman riding his motorcycle both died Saturday night in Austin, Texas. Deadspin shared details of the accident via an Austin-based ABC affiliate.

According to police, a minivan pulled out of a crossroad and hit the motorcycle as it was driving by. Both Benson and a woman in her 30s who was riding with him were declared dead at the scene.

Cedric Benson's brother shared this on Facebook,

Neither Chicago Bears or Green Bay Packers have released a statement as of this writing.

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