Updated: Sep. 24, 2006, 7:55 PM ET
Brother of Colts receiver Wayne killed in truck
KENNER, La. -- The brother of Indianapolis Colts
receiver Reggie Wayne was killed Sunday when the
delivery truck he was driving crashed into a highway
Rashad Wayne was pronounced dead at the scene, said
James Gallagher, a spokesman for the Kenner Police
Police responded to a call at 10:15 a.m. Sunday about a
wreck on westbound Interstate 10. Officers found a
Capital City Produce Company truck stopped in the
highway's right lane and found the 32-year-old Wayne in
the cab with a severe head injury.
A preliminary investigation determined that the truck
was traveling in the left lane on the upramp of the
interstate bridge, but it crossed three lanes as it
started fishtailing and then hit the right retaining
wall, Gallagher said.
"It slid along the top of the wall on its side a short
distance before landing back on its wheels across the
lanes leading to Interstate 310," he said.
Rashad Wayne is from Baker, north of Baton Rouge. An
autopsy will be performed.
His brother, Reggie Wayne, a New Orleans native, is in
his sixth year with the NFL. The Colts played in
Indianapolis on Sunday, but the team did not address the
accident and told The Associated Press after the game
that a statement was pending.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press