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Albert Haynesworth's Brother Killed In Motorcycle Crash

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police have identified the man killed in Thursday night's motorcycle crash as Lance McCoy, the brother of NFL defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth. 

McCoy was riding on a motorcycle when he hit a Nissan Altima outside 2353 North Gallatin Pike around 8:30 p.m. in the Madison area. The 23-year-old was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he later died.

McCoy was the younger brother of the former Tennessee Titan and Tennessee Volunteer Albert Haynesworth. 

Witnesses told police McCoy seemed to be going around 100 miles per hour and swerving in and out of traffic on his Suzuki motorcycle when he crashed head-on into the Altima. 

Police said McCoy attempted to change lanes to avoid hitting the car, but was unsuccessful. 

The driver of the car, 27-year-old Benjamin Smith, was expected to be okay. He told police he did not see the motorcycle until impact. Smith was turning south from the CarMax parking lot. 

Police believe speed was a factor in the crash. There was no evidence of alcohol or drugs.

Haynesworth's agent, Chad Speck, told The Associated Press on Friday that the NFL player had no comment on the death.

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he was uncertain whether Haynesworth would be with the team for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.

Haynesworth left the team after learning that his half brother had been killed.

Shanahan said Friday it was unfair to ask a player about playing a game after such a tragedy.

(NewsChannel 5 and The Associated Press.)

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