Three Mississippi football players headed home for Fourth involved in accident, one has died

Published 10:55 am Thursday, July 4, 2019

Three Mississippi community college football players were involved in a fatal car accident late Wednesday as they headed home for the Fourth of July weekend.

East Mississippi Community College confirmed three of its players were involved in the wreck and one has died.

Zae Crain, a rising freshman, was a former Gulfport High School football player.

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Players Jeremiah Braziel and Keon Moore were also in the car, both were badly injured, the school reported.

Braziel was also a former Gulfport High School student and athlete. Moore was an alumnus of Harrison Central High School.

Local media reported that Crain was killed instantly. Braziel was airlifted to a Jackson hospital with serious injuries. Moore was listed in stable condition.

The accident happened on Interstate 59 in Clarke County. The car left the roadway and overturned, the Mississippi Highway Patrol reported.