Abilene, TX – A high-speed crash late Thursday night in north Abilene injured four people, two critically, including former Midland Lee quarterback Sema’J Davis, according to an Abilene police news release. He was care-flighted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
Davis, a captain on the Abilene Christian University football team, suffered ‘serious injuries’ after a blue newer modeled Dodge Charger ran a red traffic light and struck his white Cadillac and an oncoming PT Cruiser driven by Anthony Carrasco.
Simon Secundino, 19, was driving the Charger at an excessive high rate of speed, estimated more than 100 mph, on Ambler Avenue and disobeyed the light. Not wearing a seatbelt, the speeding driver was ejected after the Charger flipped upside-down during impact.
According to the report, it is believed that there might have been three passengers in the Charger – one fleeing the scene. Secundino struck the northbound PT Cruiser turning from North Treadaway Blvd. onto Ambler, then went into the oncoming lane, striking Davis.
All four involved at the scene – Davis, Secundino, Carrasco, and a 17-year-old female passenger from the Charger, were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
Davis graduated from Midland Lee in 2016 and has played for the Wildcats for the past two years after red-shirting his freshman year. ACU athletics released the following statement:
“Abilene Christian University football player Sema’J Davis was involved in a traffic accident overnight in Abilene less than a mile from campus when the vehicle he was driving was struck by another car. He was airlifted from Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
“There were no passengers in the car. Our prayers are with his family, friends, the ACU athletic department and the entire ACU community at this time. This is an ongoing situation, and this is all we can report at this time.“
UPDATE: As of Saturday evening, Davis is in critical but stable condition. No citations or arrests have been issued, and an investigation into the collisions continues, according to the press release.
A GoFundMe account has been created to help the family with expenses that come with this tragic accident.