Darius Shackleford has been identified as the victim in a deadly crash in Youngstown overnight Sunday. The Former YSU Penguins wide receiver Darius Shackleford was killed last night in a car crash. He was a member of the football program from 2015-20.
According to the police, the accident occurred just before midnight near the intersection of Albert Street and McGuffey Road.
We were trying to stop a 19-year-old driver for a traffic violation at Albert Street and the Himrod Expressway Exit while trying to flee northbound he crashed into a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Darius Shackleford, according to officers.
Police said Shackleford died at the scene of the crash.
The YSU Football in a series of tweets today reacted to the death of Darius. YSU Football mourns the loss of former Penguins wide receiver Darius Shackleford. “Shack” was a member of our program from 2015-20, Rest In Peace, We’ll miss you; they tweeted.
YSU Football mourns the loss of former Penguins wide receiver Darius Shackleford.
“Shack” was a member of our program from 2015-20.
Rest In Peace, We’ll miss you. pic.twitter.com/9HiGxQPqdk
— YSU Football (@YoungstownStFB) February 7, 2021