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Former Bowie State University Student-Athlete Dies in Fatal Car Crash

Former Bowie State University Student-Athlete Dies in Fatal Car Crash


Former Bowie State University football player AJ Lytton, along with Khyree Jackson and Isaiah Hazel, tragically lost their lives in a fatal car accident in Upper Marlboro, Maryland on Saturday. Anthony Lytton Jr. played college football at Florida State and Penn State but was on the 2023 roster of BSU as a redshirt senior.

Khyree Jackson, a 2024 Minnesota Vikings draft pick, and Isaiah Hazel, a former University of Maryland football player were also killed in the crash. All three had been teammates at Wise High School, graduating in consecutive years.


According to the Maryland State Police, the Infinity, driven by Cori Clingman, was traveling northbound on Route 4/Pennsylvania Avenue in Prince George’s County at a high speed when it collided with the Dodge Charger, driven by Isaiah Hazel, causing it to subsequently hit the Chevrolet Impala. The Charger veered off the road, striking multiple tree stumps before coming to a halt.

“Investigators believe Clingman attempted to change lanes while driving at a high rate of speed when she struck the Dodge Charger and then struck the Chevrolet Impala. The Charger subsequently traveled off the roadway’s right side and struck multiple tree stumps where the vehicle came to rest.”

Khyree Jackson and Isaiah Hazel were pronounced dead at the scene, while AJ Lytton succumbed to his injuries at the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center.

According to HBCU Gameday, A.J. Lytton, was an Under Armour All-American and played a pivotal role in leading Wise High School to 42 consecutive wins and three straight 4A state championships. He was named the 2017 Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year and the DC Touchdown Club’s Maryland High School Player of the Year. Lytton became the first-ever Elite 22 team selection by Prince George’s County coaches.

On defense, he recorded 32 tackles, three interceptions, 10 pass breakups, and two forced fumbles during his senior season. Offensively, he caught 34 passes for 523 yards and seven touchdowns. His leadership on defense contributed to Wise allowing only 7.1 points per game and achieving six shutouts.

As a junior, Lytton earned first-team all-state honors, second-team junior All-America, and second-team All-Met honors. He was rated a four-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals, and ESPN, ranking as the No. 3 prospect in Maryland by 247Sports and Rivals, and the No. 8 cornerback in the nation by 247Sports and was also ranked 31st in the ESPN300.

Lytton started his career at Florida State in 2018 where he played in 12 games with one start in 2019, recording 14 tackles, including 1.0 for loss, and one forced fumble. He later transferred to Penn State where he played sparingly. He was on the roster at Bowie State University but didn’t record any statistics as a redshirt senior at the HBCU.

Authorities have indicated that alcohol is suspected to have played a role in the accident, and investigations are ongoing with potential charges pending consultation with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office. The Maryland State Police Crash Team is leading the investigation.



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