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Camdan McWright, San Jose State football player from SoCal, dies after being hit by a school bus while riding a scooter

SAN JOSE, California– San Jose State football player Camdan McWright died in a traffic accident while riding an electric scooter on Friday morning. He was 18 years old.

McWright was a freshman running back from Panorama City, where he was twice named his high school league MVP.

The university confirmed McWright’s death and said it was working with the San Jose Police Department and the California Highway Patrol.

“We tragically lost an amazing young man this morning,” said San Jose State coach Brent Brennan. “Camdan had a bright future ahead of him and everyone in this community who 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 that we are all there for them. Camdan will always be in our hearts and he will be deeply missed.”

The incident occurred two blocks from the SJSU campus and is being investigated by the CHP, which has jurisdiction after McWright was hit by a school bus. CHP policy prevents them from confirming a victim’s identity before receiving notification that the family has been notified; However, officer Mike Lee was authorized to provide more information about what happened.

According to Lee, citing video and witness testimony, the school bus was carrying about 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 crossed the opposite sidewalk,” Lee said. “He was at the crosswalk when he was hit by the bus.

“(He) sustained fatal injuries immediately at the scene.”

According to Lee, the McWright scooter was a Lime rental vehicle and he was not wearing a helmet.

The collision occurred two blocks from the San Jose State campus and is still under investigation.

SJSU released a statement Friday afternoon saying the school was working with “the California Highway Patrol, SJSU University Police Department, SJSU Student Affairs and SJSU Athletics” following this tragic accident.

Administrators and staff also expressed their condolences.

SJSU President Steve Perez said, “The loss of our student is heartbreaking and devastating to our community in San Jose State. We mourn the loss of Camdan, his family, friends, teammates and spartan family. We mourn together and will provide all the support Camdan’s family, our students and our football program need to get through this tragic time.”

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

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

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

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“We are all devastated by the tragic loss of Camdan McWright,” SJSU athletic director Jeff Kaya said in a statement. “The San Jose State community is very tight-knit and the campus is devastated. We lost a very bright, talented young man too soon. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the McWright family.”

Counselors are made available on campus to help students deal with the tragedy.

The planned SJSU game on Saturday in the state of New Mexico is still pending, according to the university.

ESPN contributed to this report.

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