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Torrey Smith’s brother, Tevin Jones, dies in crash

Former Terps receiver’s status for Sunday’s Ravens game unclear

- Associated Press - Sunday, September 23, 2012

BALTIMORE — Wide receiver Torrey Smith rejoined the Ravens on Sunday night, less than 24 hours after his younger brother was killed in a motorcycle accident.

Tevin Chris Jones, 19, died late Saturday night in Westmoreland County in northeast Virginia. He was riding his motorcycle on Route 672 when he ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole, according to Virginia State Police.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He was wearing a helmet, and alcohol was not a factor. The accident is under investigation.

Smith was notified at the team hotel in Baltimore shortly after 1 a.m. and immediately left to be with his family.

He returned to the Ravens late Sunday afternoon, participated in warm-up drills and was expected to be in uniform for a night game against the New England Patriots.

Early Sunday, Smith posted on his Twitter account: "I can't believe my little brother is gone...be thankful for your loved ones and tell them you love them...this is the hardest thing ever."

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said in a statement: "This is devastatingly sad, sad news. Torrey and his family are a close, special family, and our hearts and thoughts reach out to all of them. Our hearts ache today. We pray for Tevin, his mother, Torrey and the rest of the family."

Smith is the oldest of seven children of Monica Chante Jenkins. Smith grew up in Virginia before attending the University of Maryland.

He was Baltimore second-round pick in the 2011 draft. In his rookie season, he had 50 catches for 841 yards and seven touchdowns.

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