Camdan McWright, a promising 18-year-old college football player, has tragically passed away
Camdan McWright, a running back for San Jose State University’s football team, died in a “tragic accident,” on Oct. 21, the university revealed in a statement. McWright was 18 years old.
“We lost an amazing young man tragically this morning. Camdan had a bright future ahead of him and everyone in this community that had the opportunity to spend time with him knew that,” San Jose State football coach Brent Brennan said in a statement. “We are still trying to deal with the news of this tragedy, and appreciate everyone’s support during these difficult times.”
On Oct. 21, the California Highway Patrol verified to E! News that an 18-year-old male was murdered in San Jose after being struck by a school bus. The CHP did not release the victim’s name.
According to the CHP report acquired by E! News, the incident occurred before 7 a.m. when the bus was “traveling directly into the path of the oncoming bus.” as it reached an intersection on a green signal.
According to the investigation, the bus driver “was unable to stop in time” before colliding with the 18-year-old guy, resulting in fatal injuries.
According to the report, 14 high school students were on board the San Jose Unified School District bus at the time of the collision, and they were “were escorted onto a second bus and taken from the scene,”
Although they noted that the investigation is ongoing, the authorities said they do not believe that drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision.
McWright was up in Sylmar, California, and attended St. Genevieve High School, where he was a football star. According to his bio on the SJSU athletics website, he was a communications major who aspired to work as a television sports analyst. Comic book hero films entertained him.
SJSU Interim President Steve Perez described the death of a student as “The loss of our student is heartbreaking and devastating for our San José State community,” for the campus community. “We grieve for Camdan, his family, friends, teammates and the Spartan family. We grieve together and will provide all of the support that Camdan’s family, our students and our football program require to help move through this tragic time.”
According to Jeff Konya, the athletic director of San Jose State University: “We are all crushed by the tragic loss of Camdan McWright. We lost a very bright, talented young man too soon. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the McWright family.”
San Jose State has stated that it is cooperating with local law enforcement agencies in the wake of the collision.