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Terry Glenn: Former New England Patriots WR dies in car wreck

By Alex Butler
Terry Glenn: Former New England Patriots WR dies in car wreck
Wide receiver Terry Glenn (88) played most of his career for the New England Patriots. File photo by Lee K. Marriner/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Longtime New England Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn died in a car accident Monday morning. He was 43-years-old.

The accident occurred in Irving, Texas. Glenn died just after midnight at Parkland Memorial Hospital, according to multiple reports.

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Irving police told NFL.com that the cause of the crash is undetermined.

Glenn's fiancee was also in the car and is in critical condition, according to WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas. He is survived by five children: Terry Jr., Natalie, Samantha, Christian and Vanessa.

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"Incredibly sad to hear about my buddy Terry Glenn," Glenn's former teammate Drew Bledsoe tweeted Monday. "Overcame a ton of adversity to become an excellent person. May your soul rest in peace my friend. #riptg88."

Wide receiver Terry Glenn, top, played most of his career for the New England Patriots. File photo by Lee K. Marriner/UPI

Glenn played six seasons for the Patriots, making his only Pro Bowl in 1999. He also played a season with the Green Bay Packers, before spending his final five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.

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"I was pretty close with Terry and his rookie season was my first year here in '96," Patriots coach Bill Belichick told NFL.com. "I had a lot of interaction with him and the people that were involved in his life, his upbringing, separate form the Patriots. Terry is a very smart individual. Had a lot of obviously physical skill and talent. Could do a lot of things on the football field very naturally. I think he was deep down inside a good person with good intentions and a good heart. Obviously it's very unfortunate, very unfortunate passing and it's a sad day. Sad news."

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Glenn caught Tom Brady's first touchdown pass on Oct. 14, 2001.

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