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NC college football player killed in fiery crash in Fayetteville, team officials say

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WNCN/WFMY) - Johnathan Gilmore, a freshman at Winston-Salem State University, died in a fiery crash in Fayetteville on Saturday.

Gilmore was a tight end on the Winston-Salem State University football team.

UPDATE: NC college football player killed in Fayetteville crash was visiting former high school team

According to a post on the university's football Instagram account, Gilmore died in a wreck after going to see his former high school team's playoff game.

Gilmore was one of two killed in the three-car wreck on Bingham Drive around 4 p.m.

UPDATE: NC college football player killed in Fayetteville crash was visiting former high school team

One of the three cars involved in the crash burst into flames, police said.

Police have not released the identity of the two killed in the crash, but Winston-Salem State University confirmed that Gilmore was one of those who died.

UPDATE: NC college football player killed in Fayetteville crash was visiting former high school team

This is the second WSSU player to die this year following the death of Najee Baker, a defensive end who died after being shot at a party in Wake Forest in January.

 


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