Isaiah Hazel, a former defensive back for the Charlotte 49ers, as well as two of his former high school teammates, Khyree Jackson, 24, and Anthony Lytton Jr., also 24 lost their life in a crucial crash car collision in Maryland early on Saturday morning. Trio had won the state football championship.

Also, along with two of his former high school teammates, one of whom had been drafted by the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League in April.

His death scene explained

Isaiah Hazel, 23, was driving a Dodge Charger in the town of Upper Marlboro when it was struck by another vehicle that was attempting to change lanes at a high rate of speed, as stated by the Maryland State Police. Hazel was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Following his four years of service with the Maryland Terrapins, Hazel joined the San Francisco 49ers for the season that marked the end of his eligibility for college football.

Sad news is shared by 49ers

The coach of the 49ers shared the news of his death and expressed his emotions, saying, "We are heartbroken today at the news of Isaiah Hazel's untimely passing.

During the upcoming season, the team will pay tribute to Hazel by donning helmet stickers that display his number (13), as reported by The Charlotte Observer.

On Saturday, the owners of the Vikings, Mark and Zygi Wilf, issued a statement in which they expressed their "deeply saddened".

Case is ongoing

According to the Maryland State Police, the fatal collision took place when a car driven by a woman who was 23 years old collided with a Dodge Charger and another vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the statement, the authorities have indicated that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the collision, and charges are expected to be filed by late Saturday.