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.
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