Pro football player killed in possible road-rage

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(WASHINGTON POST) – Will Smith, a former defensive end who played on the New Orleans Saints’ Super Bowl-winning team, was shot to death when an argument erupted after an auto accident Saturday night in New Orleans’s Lower Garden District.

Orleans Parish coroner Jeffrey Rouse confirmed for Nola.com that Smith, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene and his wife, Racquel, was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the leg. Smith’s vehicle appeared to have a gunshot hole in the windshield, and his body was was slumped over the steering wheel, according to Nola.com. Cardell Hayes, the 28-year-old driver of the other vehicle, was booked at around 8 a.m. Sunday on a second-degree murder charge. He remained on the scene until police arrived shortly after 11:29 p.m. CDT shooting.

“It appears that it could possibly have been road rage,” New Orleans Police spokesperson Juan D. Barnes Sr. told a press conference (via NBC).

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