EMCC student released from hospital, another recovering from surgery


According to EMCC Athletics, Keon Moore has been released from the hospital.

Jeremiah Braziel had surgery Thursday night and he is stable. EMCC Athletics said the surgery went well and that he will be moved out of ICU.

EMCC thanks the community for remembering him and his family, as well as Zae's family and Keon.

This information was on EMCC's Twitter page.

Crain's former employer, Rob Stinson, has begun a fundraising account to raise money for Crain's mother, Latoya:



Authorities have released the names of three EMCC football players involved in a fatal accident that claimed one life and injured two others.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol confirms Zquavius Crain, 20 of Gulfport was the driver who died as a result of a one vehicle roll-over traffic accident at approximately 4:45 p.m Wednesday.

Two passengers, Jeremiah Braziel and Keon Moore, who are teammates of Crain's at EMCC, were extracted from the vehicle and transported to Jackson via life flight, where they remain hospitalized.

The accident occurred on I-59 southbound at mile marker 132 just past the South Enterprise exit. According to Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, a 2006 Toyota Avalon was traveling in the south-bound lane of I-59 when it exited the roadway on the left-hand shoulder by traveling into the median, then crossed back over into the south bound lanes before going into the nearby woods where it struck a tree and overturned.

A statement Wednesday night from EMCC read:

"East Mississippi Community College is mourning the tragic death of Zae Crain, a rising freshman and talented student athlete. Crain, along with Jeremiah Braziel, and Keon Moore, all of Gulfport, were traveling home for the holiday weekend when they were involved in a severe car accident. Braziel and Moore were badly injured and Crain was tragically killed in the crash. Please keep the Crain family, Jeremiah Braziel, Keon Moore, their classmates and teammates in your thoughts and prayers as we grieve this tremendous loss."

A statement from EMCC head football coach Buddy Stephens was released Thursday morning:

"The death of Zae Crain comes as an absolute blow to the EMCC family. His death reminds us of how fragile life is and to not let a day go by without holding our loved ones near. Zae was a great student, a great athlete, and did everything with a smile on his face. We ask that in the coming days that you keep Zae's family in your thoughts and prayers. We also ask that you lift up Jeremiah Braziel and Keon Moore as they recover from this tragic day."

WTOK will continue to provide updates throughout the day as more information becomes available.