The sports world was shocked with Cardinals CB Jeff Gladney was killed in a fatal car wreck. Now more information is coming out about this tragic passing, because Gladney was not alone.

TMZ reports that the late 26-year-old NFL player’s girlfriend, Mercedes Andrea Palacios, was also in the car during that fatal accident. It was previously reported that another person was in the car, but their identity was not confirmed.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Dept. said in a statement to TMZ Sports … the Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed Gladney and the 26-year-old woman he was dating, Mercedes Andrea Palacios, died in the crash.

It was previously reported that Gladney was speeding down the road and clipped another car to cause this wreck. When authorities showed up Gladney’s car was turned over and on the road. Sadly, both people in the car were killed. The other car in the wreck did not see any injuries.

Police did not identify Gladney’s girlfriend for a while. It is not known what the holdup was. This is obviously a tragic and very sad time for everyone involved. Our thoughts are with them all from everyone here at Thirsty.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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