Former North Texas WR Sam Dibrell dies in car accident

SAN ANTONIO (San Antonio Express-News) - Sam Dibrell, a star wide receiver on Alamo Heights High's 2006 state championship team, died Monday of injuries from a rollover accident. He was 22.

Authorities said he was driving alone in a Mitsubishi Montero south on Texas 16, about 10 miles south of Freer in Duval County.

"(The car) veered off the roadway to the right, overcorrected to the left, went into a side skid, then rolled over approximately three times into a fence," Department of Public Safety Trooper Ruben Soliz said.

A passerby called authorities shortly after noon, and Dibrell was taken by helicopter to a Corpus Christi hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Soliz said emergency crews "were trying to perform CPR on him before they could get him up in the air."

Dibrell, who was wearing his seatbelt, suffered from head trauma and other injuries.

He went on to play college football for two seasons at North Texas, where he caught 52 passes for 610 yards. He stayed at UNT after leaving the team in 2008, and Vizza said he was near graduating with a degree in business.

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