WEST AUSTIN, TX. (THECOUNT) — The Austin Police Department identified Aamna Najam as the woman killed in a motorcycle crash over involving former NFL player, Cedric Benson over the weekend.

Najam and former Texas Longhorns running back were killed after a crash between a motorcycle and a minivan in West Austin Saturday, August 17, reports Fox7Austin.


Dominic Eye Benson, the brother of former Chicago Bears player broke the news on Facebook Sunday morning that his brother had perished Saturday night.

“No no no no no no God no!!!! Why him man!!!!! Not Ced man,” the grieving brother said on Facebook Sunday Morning.

Austin emergency officials confirmed that they are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in the 5600 block Mount Bonnell Road after 10 p.m. Saturday. Further information identified Benson and a passenger as those killed.

The deceased passenger has not been identified.

Two other adults who were injured in the crash suffered non-fatal injuries. Official confirmation by the Travis County medical examiner could come later in the day Sunday.

Earlier in the evening, Benson, 36, posted a photo of a BMW motorcycle on his Instagram account with the caption “My Saturday Evening,” reports hookem.

On Sunday morning, several people were gathered at Benson’s West Austin home on West Courtyard Drive and appeared to be mourning outside on a patio. A Facebook post on Sunday morning from Benson’s relative, Dominic Benson, read, “No no no no no no God no!!!! Why him man!!!!! Not Ced man.”

Mack Brown, the former Longhorns coach who recruited Benson to Texas, responded to an Instagram post, saying, “We lost a great one way too soon #RIP.”


Geo quick facts: Austin is the state capital of Texas, an inland city bordering the Hill Country region. Home to the University of Texas flagship campus, Austin is known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating. South of the city, Formula One’s Circuit of the Americas raceway has hosted the United States Grand Prix – wikipedia.

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