Former Iowa football player Derrick Mitchell Jr. dies in car crash

ST. LOUIS, Mo -- A former Iowa football player is dead after a car crash in Missouri.

The medical examiner in St. Louis, MO says former Hawkeye running back Derrick Mitchell, Jr. died from injuries suffered in a car crash last Friday night in Saint Louis.

In his Iowa career from 2013 to 2016, Mitchell amassed 174 yards on 27 carries, scoring three touchdowns. His best game came against Northwestern in 2015, where he rushed for 79 yards and a touchdown.

Derrick Mitchell, Jr. was 24 years old.

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