Miami Beach police question Donte Stallworth in pedestrian death. The NFL star, Cleveland Browns wide receiver has not been charged with killing pedestrian Mario Reyes. See photos, video and find out more here.
According to reports, 28-year-old Donte Stallworth’s car was involved in an accident in Miami Beach, Florida on McArthur Causeway that resulted in the pedestrian death, a man police identified as Mario Reyes, 59, believed to have been working at a nearby construction site. Reyes was taken to a trauma center and died an hour later.
Miami Beach Police questioned Donte Stallworth but he was not charged in the fatal accident which killed Mario Reyes and occurred on March 14, 2009. As is routine in accidents involving fatalities, officers drew blood from Stallworth at the scene so as to determine if he had been drinking.
The accident in Florida which caused the Mario Reyes pedestrian death led to a backup in traffic that lasted for hours as the fatal car crash happened at a main thoroughfare; near the stoplight at Terminal Island, which is where the ferry runs to Fisher Island.
Stallworth was headed eastbound when the accident happened at 7:17 a.m., according to Detective Juan Sanchez, a police spokesman…Sanchez said Stallworth is cooperating with the police investigation.
The NFL WR Donte Stallworth has played for The New England Patriots, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New Orleans Saints. He signed a seven-year, $35 million contract with the Cleveland Browns as a free agent before last season. He has had a hamstring injury and so has not played much. On Friday he was due a $4.75 million signing bonus. The Cleveland Browns issued a statement.
“We understand the seriousness of this situation, but will not have any further comment at this time as this is an ongoing investigation.”.
Donte Stallworth pedestrian death story is developing. Photos and video below.