WEATHER AUTHORITY : Heat Advisory View Alerts

Crash kills EMCC football player, injures two other players

MGN Online

East Mississippi Community College is mourning following a fatal car crash that involved three student-athletes.

Posted: Jul 4, 2019 10:47 AM
Updated: Jul 4, 2019 10:53 AM

SCOOBA, Miss. (WTVA) - East Mississippi Community College is mourning following a fatal car crash that involved three student-athletes.

Gulfport school administrators confirmed Zae Crain, Jeremiah Braziel and Keon Moore were involved in a car wreck near Meridian on Wednesday, reports WLOX-TV in Biloxi.

The EMCC football players previously played high school football on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and they were headed home for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, WLOX reports.

The wreck happened on Interstate 59 in Clarke County, according to WTOK-TV in Meridian

Moore and Braziel were injured, and Crain died on impact, according to Gulfport school administrators.

"The death of Zae Crain comes as an absolute blow to the EMCC family," stated Buddy Stephens, EMCC head football coach.

EMCC's main campus is located in Scooba, which is approximately 38 miles north of Meridian. 

Article Comments

Tupelo
Few Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 86°
Columbus
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 82°
Oxford
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 87°
Starkville
73° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 73°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather