San Jose State football player Camdan McWright died at the age of 18 Friday morning in a scooter crash. He was hit by a school bus while riding an electric scooter.
His university confirmed McWright’s death and said it is cooperating with the San Jose Police Department and California Highway Patrol.
The bus that struck McWright had 14 students on it, and the accident, which was reported at 6:51 a.m PT, occurred about two blocks from campus.
The crash took place two blocks from the San Jose State campus and is being investigated by the CHP, which has jurisdiction because McWright was hit by a school bus.
The school bus was carrying approximately 14 students and had a green light when it entered an intersection.
“The 18-year-old pedestrian riding an electric scooter was traveling south on 10th Street and entered the intersection at the crosswalk and was crossing to the opposing sidewalk,” Lee said. “He was in the crosswalk when he was struck by the bus.
CHP policy prevents it from confirming the identity of a victim before it has received notice that the family has been notified; however, officer Mike Lee was authorized to provide more information about what happened.
“We are all crushed by the tragic loss of Camdan McWright,” San Jose State athletic director Jeff Konya said in a statement. “The San Jose State community is a very close one, and the campus is devastated.
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We lost a very bright, talented young man too soon. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the McWright family.”
McWright was a freshman running back from Panorama City in Los Angeles, where he was twice named the MVP of his high school league. He had three carries for 6 yards this year for the Spartans.