Shocking footage has surfaced of the car accident that may have led to former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith’s tragic murder. The video shows Will rear-ending Cardell Haye’s car, and then speeding away! Click through to see the haunting video.
Former NFL star Will Smith was fatally shot at the age of 34 in New Orleans on April 9 in what’s been described as a “road rage incident,” and a new video shows what sparked it. The disturbing footage depicts Will rear-ending his murderer, Cardell Hayes, 28, and the rest is too terrifying. Click through to watch!
It was made public that Will was murdered after a traffic accident, but it appears that there was more to the incident than meets the eye. At the time of the shooting, Cardell rear-ended Will’s car, which caused Will to slam into a Chevy right in front of him. Cardell and Will “exchanged words” before Will was fatally shot.
But the new footage showed that Will may have done something first that enraged Cardell. Surveillance footage from a nearby business shows a Mercedes SUV that matches the description of Will’s rear-ending a Hummer matching Cardell’s, according to Fox8 in New Orleans. The Hummer then attempts to pull over to the side of the road, while the SUV maneuvers around him and races away. The driver of the Hummer changes their mind, and speeds off to chase the Mercedes.
This all happened just about a block and a half from where Cardell shot Will six to eight times, according to witnesses, in the back and torso. Will’s wife, Racquel Smith, 34, was shot twice in the leg. In haunting audio of that night, you can hear Racquel screaming for help, telling people that she and her husband were shot. Will was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cardell was arrested and booked at the local jail the next morning on charges of second degree murder. He’s being held on a $1 million bail. Will’s famous friends have reached out over social media to his family, and expressed their deep sorrow for the loss of the New Orleans Saints Hall of Famer. Arizona Cardinals star Tyrann Mathieu called Cardell a “coward” for his actions.
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