Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos Assistant Eric Studesville Loses Parents in Motorcycle Accident

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Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville has been an NFL assistant for 17 years and even served as the Broncos interim coach in 2010, but earlier this week he faced the toughest chapter of his life. Studesville learned that both of his parents — Al and Jan Studesville — were killed when an oncoming truck crossed over in to the wrong long where they were riding a motorcycle.

The Broncos issued a statement in response to the tragedy that struck the Studesville family:

Our most heartfelt condolences go to Eric Studesville and his entire family following the tragic loss of his parents, Al and Jan Studesville,. We were devastated to learn of their passing today. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eric and his family, and our organization will support them however possible during this difficult time.”

The accident took place in Texas and their deaths were confirmed on Wednesday. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Studesville family and all of those who were affected by this tragedy.

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