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Tragic: new Ole Miss OL killed in car accident


Sadly, this Independence Day weekend will not be without tragedy for the Ole Miss community.

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze confirmed last night that sophomore offensive lineman Park Stevens passed yesterday. Park was involved in a car accident in Mississippi Wednesday afternoon. According to police, Stevens’ truck collided with the back of a semi truck attempting to cross the four-lane highway.

Police did not initially identify Stevens in the wreck.

Several of Parks’ teammates, and even those from other schools, began tweeting out their condolences yesterday evening.

“Our team is hurting tonight with the loss of Park,” Freeze said in a statement. “He was a tremendous young man that was loved by his teammates and coaches, and Rebel Nation will never forget him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Stevens’ family, his friends, our team and all those he touched during his life.”

Stevens, just 20 years old, joined the Rebels this past spring a walk-on transfer after spending two seasons at East Central Community College.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Park and Ole Miss family during this unimaginably difficult time.

(Photo: Ole Miss athletics) 

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12 Responses to “Tragic: new Ole Miss OL killed in car accident”
  1. thegamecocker says: Jul 4, 2013 12:46 PM

    Horrible news on this holiday! Thoughts and prayers are with Park Stevens Family, Friends, and the Ole Miss community.

  2. irishking says: Jul 4, 2013 12:49 PM

    Anytime a young person gets killed it is a terrible tragedy. Condolences to the boy’s family and also Ole Miss. Very sad.

  3. southernpatriots says: Jul 4, 2013 5:12 PM

    The Stevens family and friends are in our prayers. I am so sorry to hear about this young man passing so young.

    Our condolences and prayers for the Rebel Nation from this genetic LSU fan for generations.
    I know Coach Miles has already communicated with Coach Freeze and may all

  4. scalpemseminoles says: Jul 4, 2013 5:57 PM

    can’t help but wonder if this incident was alcohol related. right before july 4th and all… sad

  5. florida727 says: Jul 4, 2013 7:24 PM

    Condolences and prayers to Rebel Nation. Rooting interests get set aside during a difficult time like this. It’s a shame to see someone this young and talented have their dreams end so tragically. Life is so fragile. God bless, Ole Miss family.

  6. raiderfan77 says: Jul 4, 2013 7:45 PM

    Condolences from Volnation. Prayers for the family and community.

  7. noaxetogrind says: Jul 4, 2013 10:21 PM

    @scalpemseminoles- can’t help but wonder if you have any sense of decorum, sensitivity or class…..sad.

  8. irishfbfan1 says: Jul 4, 2013 10:26 PM

    So sad. R.I.P #75

    From the entire Notre Dame Nation and family, God Bless


    May the Road rise up to meet you
    May the wind be always at your back
    May the Sun shine warm on your face
    May the Rain fall soft upon on your feet
    Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand

  9. mattbarkley123 says: Jul 5, 2013 2:41 AM

    R.I.P big fella

  10. suprmous says: Jul 5, 2013 3:29 AM

    Here we go again: death doesn’t discriminate. My prayers go to this young fellows family and his family of friends.

  11. suprmous says: Jul 5, 2013 3:35 AM

    scalpemseminoles, there’s a family grievin right now and all of the guessin on your part doesn’t fill the space of their loss. There’s no time for you or anybody else to play detective, leave that up to the professionals and just deal with the questions to yourself. I’m sorry for comin off so bold but damn it the young fellow nor his family deserve outsiders askin questions.

  12. fnc111 says: Jul 5, 2013 6:58 AM

    People have to stop the drinking and driving.

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