A car crash has led to the untimely death of a football player from Wittenberg University. Miles Laboy, 18, died from his injuries after being ejected from a vehicle during a car crash on Interstate 75 near Anna, Ohio on Monday.
Laboy was transported to Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton via CareFlight after he was pulled out from scene. However, he soon succumbed to his injuries.
Three other football players from the Wittenberg University were involved in the car accident. Rashon Edwards, class of 2019 from Cincinnati, Ohio; Dorian Hunter, class of 2018 from Springfield, Ohio; and Aikili Mosley, class of 2017 from Los Angeles, California remain hospitalized, but are now in a stable condition. They are expected to recover from their injuries.
Laboy had only completed his freshman year at the Wittenberg University where he is also a member of the university’s Tiger football team. Before that, he was a proud member of the Avalon School Black Knights football team where he wore the number 8 jersey. Based on the photos on his Facebook page, Laboy lived for football and was looking forward to spending more time on the field as a Tiger.
Following his death, Tiger football team head coach Joe Fincham issued a statement saying, “Miles was an outstanding young man and a valued teammate with a bright future ahead of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Miles’ family and friends.” Fincham also said that they are currently focused on supporting the other football players who survived the accident.
According to a report from Sidney Daily News, Edwards was behind the wheel at the time of the accident. Moreover, Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Murray said, “In my interview with the driver, he said he fell asleep.”
Meanwhile, Wittenberg University Director of Athletics and Recreation Gary Williams has issued a statement in behalf of Laboy’s family. He said, “I have been asked by Miles’ family to say how much they appreciate the outpouring of love and support that has come from members of the university community. It is important at this time that we respect the family’s privacy, while also supporting their needs in any way possible.”