A second Franklin High School student was reportedly seriously injured in a weekend rollover crash that left student-athlete James McClain-Green in critical condition.
As KTSM first reported, the two-vehicle crash happened just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of Leeds and Edinburgh in Santa Teresa, NM.
According to a Facebook post from the school’s band boosters, Nathalie Diaz was also seriously hurt in the incident.
I just received information that Nathalie Diaz was in the same accident as James. She is also in the hospital in critical condition. I ask of you to please pray for her and give her your support. You all have been amazing, I thank you for everything💛— sophie🦁 (@sophiechacon1) November 20, 2018
According to a GoFundMe page, Diaz is “currently in the hospital fighting for her life”.
The page has raised nearly $300 in two hours. To help the Diaz family with hospital expenses, click HERE.
McClain-Green successfully underwent two operations on Sunday.
According to a tweet from the Franklin High School football team, the wide receiver/running back is “doing much better today” and “is awake, aware of his surroundings, and can have limited interactions”.
Franklin hosted its second blood drive today at the high school with many close friends donating blood to help save his life.
“It was tragic to hear what happened to him, especially because he’s well known. He’s a star football player and he also has scholarships for college so it was really sad to hear what happened. Just to see the amount of people who came out today to support, donate blood, and also go see him in the hospital is amazing,” Senior Cyleste Ontiveros told KTSM.
Ontiveros sent a message to McClain-Green as he continues to recover.
“James you can do this. You’re good at everything you do and this is just one more thing for you to do and you can do it,” Ontiveros shared.
To help McClain-Green’s family with hospital expenses, click HERE.
Several members of the Franklin expressed their well wishes on social media on Monday.
Our team prays that Nathalie Diaz and James McClain have a fast recovery. These cougars are in our mind and hearts and we know there’s a plan for both of them💜— fhsgirlssoccer (@fhsgirlssoccer6) November 20, 2018
PRAYERS GOING OUT MANY PRAYERS 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏— MR REY YES (@ELREY68001029) November 20, 2018
According to the Franklin Student Council Twitter page, the school will host a prayer ceremony for both students at 6 p.m. at the football stadium.