Statement from Frederick W. Smith on California Highway Tragedy


“Like so many of you, I have watched with great sadness the reports of the tragic accident involving a FedEx Freight vehicle and a tour bus in Northern California.

First and foremost, I want to express my deepest personal sympathies and the condolences of over 300,000 other FedEx team members to everyone involved in this accident, including the families of the students and others who lost their lives and those who were injured and the families and friends of the FedEx Freight driver who died in the crash.

It will take some time to fully understand exactly how this accident occurred and why. In the meantime, I want everyone to know that we at FedEx are committed to providing every resource necessary to assist investigators in their efforts to understand what happened.

Just as important, we are committed to providing support for our team members, their families and the families of all of those who lost their lives. This is a tragic day for these families, and our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

Frederick W. Smith

Chairman and CEO, FedEx Corp.