A former standout athlete at Vashon High School died on Tuesday from his injuries after a car accident last week.
Derrick Mitchell Jr., 24, was involved in an accident in the City of St. Louis. St. Louis police said they responded to N. Broadway and Christian Avenue around 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 4 for an accident. Mitchell Jr. was transported to a hospital in critical condition. His vitals were unstable at the time, police said. A 30-year-old woman was also transported to a hospital and was listed in critical condition on Oct. 4.
Mitchell Jr. played football and basketball at Vashon High School and then went on to play football at the University of Iowa. He played for Iowa from 2013 to 2016. He transferred to Texas Tech in 2017.