Via ESPN: Byrd, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene due to massive injuries.
The highway patrol said the crash happened about 11:15 a.m. between Oologah and Claremore.
Byrd, who was driving a 2004 Hummer H2, was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Oklahoma Highway 88 and veered into his lane. The other car, a 2000 Ford Explorer, was driven by a 17-year-old Claremore youth.
Holy shit. Talk about bad luck with headfirst and head on stuff. Damn. First breaking your neck running into a teammate headfirst and now a head on car crash. Not a great way to go. R.I.P. Dennis Byrd.