Fort Valley man charged in 2017 death of NFL player’s brother

A Fort Valley man turned himself in Friday morning on charges from a 2017 fatal crash that killed the brother of an NFL football player.

Raymond Rashaud Cox, 30, was booked on first degree homicide, DUI and aggressive driving charges at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, according to jail records.

Raymond Rashaud Cox

Cox was behind the wheel on Nov. 27, 2017, when his 2011 Toyota Camry hit the back of a tractor trailer that was pulled over in the emergency lane of Interstate 75 South between Sardis Church Road and Byron.

Jecavesia Hayward, 27, was riding with Cox when he was thrown from the car in the crash and struck by passing vehicles.

Hayward is the brother of Casey Hayward, who plays for the Los Angeles Chargers in the NFL and was a standout football player at Perry High School.

Cox is being held on a bond of $55,200, according to jail records.