JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Stephanie Davis, a freshman on the Jacksonville University women’s soccer team, was killed in a crash Sunday in Baker County that also injured seven teammates, News 6 partner WJXT-TV reported.
Davis, 18, from Tohopekaliga High School in Kissimmee, played in 11 games for the Dolphins at forward and started twice. JU released a statement saying it was crushed by the tragedy.
“Our campus community is devastated by this heartbreaking news,” the school said in a release. “Jacksonville University leaders are in touch with the families of all students involved and are offering our full support to them and to the team, as well as counseling services to any students, faculty and staff who knew Stephanie.”
The Florida Highway Patrol said the sport utility vehicle was traveling eastbound on US-90 near I-10 in Baker County when it overcorrected after going onto the shoulder. When the vehicle reentered the road, it overcorrected again, spun counterclockwise and then rolled over. It came to rest on its passenger side.
Seven JU women’s soccer players between the ages of 18 and 21 were treated for minor injuries. Three were taken to local hospitals. They were wearing seatbelts, according to the FHP report.
Davis was pronounced dead at Lake City Medical Center.