A San Jose University football player died Friday after he was struck by a school bus, the team confirmed.
Camdan McWright was riding an electric scooter when he was fatally hit by the bus. He was 18 years old.
According to the San Jose Police Department, there were 15 students on board the bus at the time of the crash. None of the 15 kids on the bus were injured.
From the San Jose Mercury News:
The bus, belonging to San Jose Unified School District, was carrying 14 students at the time of the collision but no injuries were sustained onboard, [California Highway Patrol] Officer Ross Lee told Bay Area News Group. McWright, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Lee said the bus was traveling eastbound on Reed Street while McWright traveled northbound on 10th. The collision was reported at 6:51 a.m.
According to ABC 7, police said the bus appeared to be in the right of way and had a green light when it collided with McWright on his scooter.
“We lost an amazing young man tragically this morning,” San Jose State coach Brent Brennan said in a statement. “Camdan had a bright future ahead of him and everyone in this community that had the opportunity to spend time with him knew that. We are still trying to deal with the news of this tragedy, and appreciate everyone’s support during these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with the McWright family and I want them to know we are all here for them. Camdan will always be in our hearts and he will be profoundly missed.”
McWright saw action in one game in 2022. He had three carries for six yards in the team’s Oct. 7 win over UNLV.