Jaylon Connish, 17, a football player at Warren High School in Downey, was killed in a terrible single-vehicle incident in Santa Fe Springs over the weekend.
Officers responded to an overturned car incident on the southbound 5 Freeway near the 605 Freeway in Santa Fe Springs just before 10:50 p.m. Dajon Hancox, 17, was driving southbound when his Nissan drifted to the right and smashed into a high asphalt curb. The Nissan then veered off the road and smashed into a metal light pole, rolling down a gravel hill.
Connish, of Carson, was riding with two others. “Our Downey Unified family is heartbroken that we have lost one of our Warren High School students, a young man with a bright future ahead of him who has been such a big part of our Downey Unified family. Our prayers are with our two students who are currently fighting and, as a Downey Unified family, we will rally around them and their families to support them during this extremely challenging time,” Downey Unified School District said.
Students at Warren High School in Downey are mourning a football player who was killed in a crash on the 5 Freeway over the weekend. https://t.co/W4ZdCGjn4E
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Both passengers were ejected from the Nissan and Hancox was the only one wearing a seatbelt when the crash occurred. They were brought to St. Francis Medical Center by ground ambulance. Connish died at the hospital, while the second passenger was unconscious when CHP officers arrived, and he remains so.