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San Jose State running back Camdan McWright was hit and killed on a scooter


Camdan McWright, a player for the San Jose State football team, died after being hit by a school bus while riding an electric scooter, authorities confirmed Friday.

The university said it was cooperating with the California Highway Patrol, San Jose Police Department, SJSU Student Affairs and SJSU Athletics following the death.

“We tragically lost an incredible young man this morning,” San Jose Spartans coach Brent Brennan said. “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 come to terms with the news of this tragedy and appreciate everyone’s support in these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with the McWright family, and I want them to know that we are all here for them. Camdan will always be in our hearts and will be deeply missed.

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McWright, 18, was from Sylmar, California.

The bus hit the returning freshman about two blocks from the San Jose State campus.

According to the CHP, at least 14 students were on board at the time of the crash, which was reported shortly before 7 a.m. PT.

Authorities also confirmed that the bus entered the intersection when the light was green.

San Jose State Spartans running back Camdan McWright carries the ball during a game against the UNLV Rebels at CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, California on October 7, 2022.
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“The 18-year-old pedestrian riding an electric scooter was traveling south on 10th Street and entered the intersection at the crosswalk and crossed to the opposite sidewalk,” CHP officer Mike Lee said. “He was on the crosswalk when he was hit by the bus. [He] suffered fatal injuries immediately at the scene.”

San Jose State Spartans running back Camdan McWright takes over from quarterback Chevan Cordeiro during a game against the UNLV Rebels at CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, Calif., on 7 October 2022.

San Jose State Spartans running back Camdan McWright takes over from quarterback Chevan Cordeiro during a game against the UNLV Rebels at CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, Calif., on 7 October 2022.
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McWright was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and the scooter was a rental, authorities said.

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

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San Jose State Spartans head coach Brent Brennan talks to his team on his helmet during a game against the UNLV Rebels at CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, Calif., on October 7, 2022.

San Jose State Spartans head coach Brent Brennan talks to his team on his helmet during a game against the UNLV Rebels at CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, Calif., on October 7, 2022.
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The school’s acting president, Steve Perez, also shared his condolences, saying, “The loss of our student is heartbreaking and devastating to our community in San Jose State. We mourn Camdan, his family, his friends , his teammates and the Spartan family.”

McWright has had three runs this season for the Spartans.

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The team is coming off a loss to the Fresno State Bulldogs. After the game, the Fresno State football program placed a coach on administrative leave after he punched and smashed a window in the coach’s box.

The Spartans are scheduled to face New Mexico State in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Saturday.

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