IRVING -- Sad news for Cowboys nation. Former wide receiver Terry Glenn was killed early Monday morning in a car crash in Irving.
The Irving Police Department says Glenn was going eastbound on 114 when he hit the barrier that separates the 'normal' lanes from the 'express lanes.'
The car rolled, ejecting glenn. He was declared dead on scene.
A passenger believed to be his fiancé was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Glenn, who played for the Cowboys between 2003 and 2008, had found himself on the wrong side of the law several times since his retirement. Including a 2011 arrest for driving while intoxicated in Denton county.
But, more recently, he turned things around and started a non-profit called the '83 kids foundation' to help bring "hope and awareness" to the foster care system.
Something Glenn was very familiar with being a foster kid himself.
Jerry Jones released a statement saying, in part, "Terry was someone that we all enjoyed very much in his time with the Cowboys. He was a gentle and kind hearted young man. We are all terribly saddened by this news of his passing. Too young and too soon."
Whatever it was that caused the accident, we can probably all agree, Glenn passing away at age 43 was taken too soon.