Boxing star Gervonta Davis has been indicted on 14 counts related to a hit-and-run crash in downtown Baltimore last fall, court records show.
Davis has a perfect 24-0 boxing record, with 23 knockouts, and has been taken under the wing of superstar Floyd Mayweather. His last fight came five days before the crash when he defeated Leo Santa Cruz with a stunning sixth-round knockout. He is the current WBA World Super Featherweight and WBA World Lightweight Champion.
A native of Baltimore, the 26-year-old Davis was involved in a crash in the early morning hours of Nov. 5 on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard after reportedly celebrating his birthday at a downtown club.
Among the 14 charges, Davis has been cited for failure to remain at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, failure to render assistance to an injured person, and driving with both a suspended and revoked license. All are considered misdemeanors in Maryland with the most serious carrying up to a year in jail
Court documents from the Baltimore City State’s Attorney Office reported that Davis, who was driving a 2020 Lamborghini Uris, ran a red light at 1:47 a.m. ET and struck the front passenger side of a 2004 Toyota Solara. Video from a nearby convenience store saw Davis’s car collide into the store’s fence and became “disabled.”
The videos and witness accounts gathered during the investigation showed a black Camaro that arrived at the scene shortly after the crash before passengers began transferring items from the Lamborghini to the Camaro.
Davis and an unidentified female were also captured on camera fleeing the scene in the Camaro.
The four occupants of the Solara car that was struck were transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma as a result of the crash with Gil Amaral, an attorney for the injured driver, telling the Baltimore Sun his client suffered “fairly serious injuries” that have complicated the recovery.
In a statement made by State Attorney Marilyn Mosby it reads:
“Fortunately, the victims, in this case, we’re able to survive the alleged hit and run collision with recoverable injuries despite the potential for a far worse scenario,” State Attorney said in a statement. “My office will continue to do our part to hold reckless drivers accountable when their harmful actions put innocent lives in jeopardy.”
In Maryland, leaving the scene of a crash that results in serious injuries is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, but the charges filed indicate prosecutors believed the victims’ injuries did not rise to that level.