Camdan McWright, a San José State Spartans football player who played running back for the team, died on Friday morning, the school announced. He was 18 years of age. ESPNMcWright, a young man, was killed in a traffic accident after he was struck by a school bus while riding his electric scooter. He would have been 19 years old in December.
“We lost an amazing young man tragically this morning,” Brent Brennan, Spartans coach 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.”
— San José State Football (@SanJoseStateFB) October 21, 2022
The San Jose Police Department and California Highway Patrol are working with San José State on the investigation. Officer Mike Lee stated that the crash happened two blocks away from campus. He said that the bus was carrying 14 students at the time and received the green light to enter the 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 stated. “He was in the crosswalk when he was struck by the bus. [He] did sustain fatal injuries immediately at the scene.”
McWright was a part of one game this season, and he had three carries for six-years in the match against UNLV earlier in the month. Prior to joining the Spartans was a standout athlete at St. Genevive high school in Panorama City. He ran for 1,667 yard and 24 touchdowns in his senior season.
“The loss of our student is heartbreaking and devastating for our San José State community, San José State interim president Steve Perez said. “We mourn for Camdan, his friends, family, teammates and the Spartan community. We are all in this together. We will offer every support Camdan’s loved ones, our students, and our football program need to move on from this terrible time.”
“We are all deeply saddened by Camdan McWright’s tragic passing.” San José State athletic director Jeff Konya said. “The San José State community is a very close one, and the campus is devastated. A bright and talented young man was lost too quickly. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out for the McWright Family.