Ravens cornerback Tray Walker in critical condition after northwest Miami-Dade crash

Sources say New England Patriots player may have witnessed crash

By Paradise Afshar - Digital Editor , Liane Morejon - Reporter , Erica Rakow - Reporter

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker, 23, was injured in a Thursday night crash in northwest Miami-Dade County, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department. 

Walker was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he is in critical condition after suffering head trauma. 

Walker's sister, Shalonda Martin, said that her brother underwent surgery following the crash. 

"Right now we need prayer," Martin said. 

His agent told Local 10 News reporter Erica Rakow that Walker had undergone two surgeries and remains in the intensive care unit.

"Right now, it's an hour to hour, day to day thing," Ronald Butler said. "Have to see how he will respond to the surgery he had. It's a very serious situation...He's in intensive care (and) he's fighting for his life."

The crash happened at about 8 p.m. on Northwest 75th Street and Northwest 21st Avenue, police said. Walker's dirt bike is said to have been clipped by an SUV.

The driver has been identified as Donzetta Coaxum, who retired from the State Attorney's Office last March, where she worked as a trial coordinator for senior trial counsels. 

Police said Walker was wearing dark clothing at the time of the crash.

Meanwhile, sources tell Local 10 News that investigators are looking for a member of the New England Patriots who may have witnessed the crash.

"Oh my God. This is devastating news," Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said in a statement. "Our prayers and hopes are with Tray and his family tonight." 

The Ravens tweeted Harbaugh's statement along with a tweet of their own that said their thoughts and prayers are with "Tray and his family." 

The team also retweeted posts from Walkers' teammates who were quick to send out positive messages. 

"Tray was like a brother to me. Hearing some news like this hurts my heart," cornerback Julian Wilson tweeted. "I know Tray's a fighter & he's going to pull through. Love ya!" 

Echoing those thoughts, Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman tweeted that he is "Constantly praying for my brother Tray!!! He will pull through! Trust and believe!! Luv bruh luv!" 

Ravens wide receiver and South Florida native Kamar Aiken took to Twitter ask for prayers for his teammate, as did defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore, who tweeted the hashtag "#prayfortray."

Butler said Walker was home working out during the off season and was getting ready to head back north.

"He was scheduled to go back to Baltimore next week to be around the facility and to work out just be around the building (and) let his face be seen," Butler said. "He's coming off his rookie year (and) there's a lot of things he wanted to be able to accomplish."

Walker was selected in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL draft. He was born in Miami and attended Miami Northwestern Senior High School.  

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