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Former YSU Player, Darius Shackleford Dies In Auto Crash

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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.

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