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Freshman linebacker dies in car accident

Updated: October 28, 2003, 4:57 AM ET

PORTALES, N.M. -- A woman has been arrested on a manslaughter charge in the crash that killed an Eastern New Mexico University football player.

Eric Hodgest, a 19-year-old linebacker who was redshirting his freshman year, died after his vehicle was rear-ended Sunday on Interstate 40 in Amarillo.

Hodgest was driving westbound when a car struck the back of his vehicle, according to a news release from the Amarillo Police Department. Hodgest died at the scene. The female driver, who was not ...

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