Former professional football player James “Jimbo” Elrod was pronounced dead after getting into a car accident, a December 12 article of USA Today reported.
Information coming from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol revealed that Elrod, 62, was thrown out from the sunroof of his vehicle after crashing into a guardrail at 3:45 in the afternoon. Initial investigations revealed Elrod was not restrained by a seat belt, and his wife Diana was traveling with him when the crash occurred. Diana was listed in serious condition while being treated at a hospital in Oklahoma City. Football coach Barry Switzer said Elrod’s wrestling background contributed to how great he was in his football career. Aside from playing in the NFL, Elrod played as a defensive end for the All-American team in the 70’s.
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