Ravens Wide Receiver Torrey Smith's Brother Dies in Motorcycle Crash
Virginia State Police said Tevin Jones was a Fredericksburg resident.
Tevin Chris Jones, 19-year-old brother of Baltimore Ravens' wide receiver Torrey Smith, died Sunday morning after a motorcycle accident in Westmoreland County.
Patrick M. Gleason, public relations manager for the Ravens, said in an email that
"Smith was notified at the Ravens' downtown Baltimore team hotel shortly after 1 a.m. and left immediately to be with his family."
Virginia State Police Sgt. Thomas J. Molnar said in an email Sunday afternoon that alcohol is not a factor in the crash and that the crash remains under investigation.
Molnar said that Jones was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Jones died at the scene of the crash, Molnar said.
"At 11:58 p.m., Sept. 22, 2012, Virginia State Police Senior Trooper R. D. Ward responded to a single vehicle crash on Route 672 Chatham Lane approximately one-half of a mile west of Route 645 Zacata Road in the Montross area of Westmoreland County," said Molnar. "The crash occurred when the operator of a 2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle who was traveling east on Route 672, ran off the right side of the roadway striking a utility pole."
"This is devastatingly sad, sad news. Torrey and his family are a close, special family, and our hearts and thoughts reach out to all of them," said Ravens head coach John Harbaugh in a statement. "Our hearts ache today. We pray for Tevin, his mother, Torrey and the rest of the family. God bless Tevin."
Gleason said in an email that Torrey is one of seven children of Monica Chante Jenkins.