NASHVILLE, TN (CNN)- Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas passed away late Saturday evening after being involved in a one-car crash while appearing to head back to his home in Nashville. He was 36.
Metro Police confirmed Bironas’ death to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean early Sunday morning, noting that officials responded to reports of an accident around 11 p.m in the 800 block of Battery Lane. According to the police report, Bironas was near his home when he lost control of his SUV and ran into trees before his vehicle came to a stop upside down.
Doctors pronounced him dead on arrival when he arrived at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron said “there was no evidence of alcohol on the scene,” per Wyatt.
The Titans released a statement on Sunday morning:
“We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news from last night about Rob Bironas. Rob made a significant impact as a player in his nine years with the team and more importantly touched many lives in the Nashville community off the field. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Rachel, and his family during this very difficult time.”
His family issued this statement on Twitter, Sunday morning:
Bironas was in Detroit on Tuesday, trying out for a kicker position with the Detroit Lions.
Funeral arraignments for Rob Bironas have not been announced yet.