Clemson player arrested after turning himself into police
A Clemson football player has turned himself into police after he hit a US Mail Carrier while driving 115 mph.
The Clemson Police Department announced that after an investigation of a July 21 crash on U.S. 123 in Clemson it found probable cause to charge Tigers sophomore defensive back Fred Davis with reckless driving. CPD’s investigation revealed Davis was traveling at the speed of 115 mph in a 55 mph zone before colliding with the postal carrier.
WSPA TV reported the collision occurred around 3 p.m. between the overpasses of Berkley Drive and U.S. 93. WPSA reports that the force of impact caused the mail truck to flip over into oncoming traffic. Two other vehicles collided attempting to avoid the mail truck.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Davis’ Dodge Charger traveled over both lanes of traffic, went over a guardrail and came to rest on the shoulder of the highway.
CPD’s released statement, shared by Larry Williams of Tiger Illustrated, states that the mail carrier sustained severe injuries that will require several months or longer of recovery.
The latest on Clemson CB Fred Davis, who was involved in a serious accident in Clemson recently: pic.twitter.com/k4FxqKf6ZG
— Larry Williams (@LarryWilliamsTI) August 1, 2021
Clemson has also released a statement acknowledging Davis’ arrest:
“Fred Davis remains with the program but will be subject to internal discipline,” the spokesperson told The State. “Grounds 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 entering his second season at Clemson. Out of Trinity Christian in Jacksonville, Florida, Davis was a 4-star recruit, rated No. 53 overall in the class of 2020 on the 247Sports Composite.