Former Vikings Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson Killed in Car Crash

Former Vikings Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson Killed in Car Crash Click to Enlarge Photo: AP Images

(KNSI) - Former Minnesota Vikings Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is dead following a car crash in Alabama.

Reports say Jackson was driving near his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama Sunday night just before 9:00 p.m., when the 2012 Camaro he was driving left the road, hit a tree and rolled.

Jackson was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Jackson was drafted by the Vikings in 2006 by then Head Coach Brad Childress. After being released by the team in 2010, he played for Seattle in 2011 before being traded to Buffalo in 2012 and then returning to Seattle from 2013 to 2015.

In 2016, Jackson was arrested in Florida in an alleged domestic violence incident where he was accused of pulling a gun on his wife and threatening to kill her.

After his NFL career, he worked for Alabama State and Tennessee State in a coaching role.

Jackson was 36.