NORMAN, Oklahoma - After suffering serious injuries in a crash last August, Jake Thomas-Simmons has passed away

Friends say Jake had spent the weekend with family, and was headed back to school in southwestern Oklahoma when he got into a single car accident. 

Jake graduated from Norman North in May and was a freshman at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, playing football on scholarship. 

"He is the reason why I coach High School Football. He is the epitome of a good kid, good family," said Norman North Football Coach, Rich.

An account has been set up at Republic Bank and Trust to help Jake's family.