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Austin Police Issue Details On Cedric Benson's Fatal Crash

Former Texas Longhorns RB Cedric Benson.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Runningback Cedric Benson #32 of the Texas Longhorns runs with the ball against the Michigan Wolverines in the 91st Rose Bowl Game at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2005 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

The shock over the sudden death of former Texas and NFL running back Cedric Benson still hasn't gone away. Following the fatal motorcycle crash that took his life and the life of the passenger this weekend, new details of the accident have been revealed.

According to KXAN, the accident occurred at around 10:20 p.m. on Saturday night in west Austin. Police revealed that a mini-van attempted to cross an intersection, but ran into Benson's motorcycle.

The accident took the life of Benson and the woman he was riding with, who were both pronounced dead at the scene.

"Austin police responded to the crash at the 5600 block of Mt. Bonnell Rd. around 10:20 p.m. Police say a mini-van was trying to cross the intersection when it ran into a motorcycle. Benson and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene."

Benson's final social media post was a picture of his motorcycle.

The 36-year-old former running back retired from football in 2012 following and eight-year NFL career. Though he never made the Pro Bowl, he had three straight seasons of 1,000 yards or more with the Cincinnati Bengals.

As a college player, he became a legend for the Texas Longhorns. At the time of his graduation in 2004, he was the Doak Walker Award winner, a Consensus All-American, and a four-time All-Big 12 selection.

His rushing yards and touchdowns marks are second only to Ricky Williams in Texas history.