Clemson football player arrested following high-speed collision with US Mail Carrier
A member of Clemson’s football team has turned himself into police after colliding with a US Mail Carrier while traveling at a speed of 115 miles per hour in his vehicle.
The Clemson Police Department revealed that it had probably cause to charge defensive back Fred Davis with reckless driving. The crash occurred on July 21 on U.S. 123 in Clemson. He had been traveling at 115 mph in a 55 mph zone before striking the postal carrier.
WSPA TV reported that the intensity of the impact forced the mail truck to flip over into oncoming traffic. The CPD also revealed that the mail carrier sustained severe injuries and he will require several months of recovery.
Two other vehicles also collided in an attempt to avoid the mail truck.
Davis was driving his Dodge Charger and it traveled over both lanes of traffic, went over a guardrail and finally came to a stop on the shoulder of the highway, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Clemson’s athletic department released a statement on the matter.
“Fred Davis remains with the program but will be subject to internal discipline,” a spokesperson told The State. “Ground for internal discipline for misdemeanor charges like this are covered under the terms of the Clemson Student-Athlete Handbook, which says that the head coach can recommend a course of action, and upon concurrence of the designated CUAD administrator, administer sanctions.”
Davis is a sophomore at Clemson. He was ranked as the No. 53 overall prospect in the 2020 recruiting class.