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The San Jose State community is heartbroken over the loss of football player Camdan McWright, who died in a school bus accident while riding a scooter.

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SAN JOSE, California (KGO) — Just hours before the San Jose State football team boarded a plane to play New Mexico State on Saturday, the team suffered incredible tragedy. A San Jose State University freshman football player died Friday morning after being hit by a school bus while riding an electric scooter, police said. The victim was confirmed to be Camdan McWright, 18, who had fled Southern California.

Image of Camdan McWright, who died in an accident with a school bus on October 21, 2022.

Image of Camdan McWright, who died in an accident with a school bus on October 21, 2022.

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“We tragically lost an incredible young man this morning,” said SJSU football coach Brent Brennan. “Camdan had a bright future ahead of him and everyone who had the opportunity to spend time with him in this community knew it. We are still dealing 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 all to know we are here for them.” . Glassden will always be in our hearts and will miss him dearly.”

The accident occurred a little further down the road to the football facility and about 30 minutes before a team meeting began.

SJPD said the bus was carrying 14 students, but no other injuries were reported.

Police said witnesses said they saw the bus go green on S. 10th St. and appeared to be on the right track as it turned towards Reed St. when it collided with McWright.

The crash site is two blocks from the SJSU campus and the investigation continues.

The football team and staff learned of McWright’s death at a meeting Friday morning. The team’s scheduled game against New Mexico State on Saturday has been postponed “to a future date on the 2022 calendar,” according to Jeff Konya, SJSU’s director of athletics.

ABC7 News, as team buses leave the facility after originally scheduled to take the team to the airport at 11:30am.

SJSU released a statement Friday afternoon, saying the school is “cooperating with the California Highway Patrol, SJSU University Police Department, SJSU Student Affairs, and SJSU Athletics in the wake of this tragic accident.”

Managers and employees also expressed their condolences.

Steve Perez, interim chairman of SJSU, battles emotions as he speaks to the media on Friday.

“It was felt deeply, deeply, deeply on our campus,” Perez said. Said.

Perez also continued in a statement: “The loss of our student is heartbreaking and devastating for our San José State community. We grieve for Camdan, his family, friends, teammates and Spartan family. Together, we grieve and we will provide for all of this. Camdan’s family, students and The support our football program needs to move forward during this tragic time.”

“We are all under the tragic loss of Camdan McWright,” said Jeff Konya, SJSU Athletics Director. “The San Jose State community is such a close community and the campus is devastated. We lost a very bright, talented young man too soon.”

Counselors will be provided on campus to help students cope with the tragedy.

The SJSU game scheduled for Saturday in New Mexico State is still pending, according to the university.

McWright was the third major loss for the Spartan program last year. Former runner DeJon Packer and longtime sports information director Lawrence Fan died in early 2022.

The school and athletics department say they will continue to be together in tragedy – Spartan Strong.

“We’re here to support each other. We’re here to love each other,” Perez said. We will do whatever and whenever we have to to support our students, our community, and our student-athletes.”

A candlelight vigil will be held in memory of Çamdan at the scene of the accident at 18.00 on Friday.

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