This past Saturday, 23-year-old Oscar Frayer was living out a dream playing in the NCAA Tournament. Three days after that game, Frayer would die in a car accident.
It has been revealed by the San Joaquin Medical Examiner’s Office that the Grand Canyon University senior was one of three people who lost their lives in the crash.
According to the SF Gate, Frayer was in a 2021 Subaru SUV with his sister and his girlfriend traveling on I-5 southbound near Sacramento early Tuesday morning. According to police, the Subaru struck a police car that was on the side of the road as officers assisted to a disabled tractor trailer. The Subaru went off the road and hit a tree, where the SUV burst into flames. All three people were pronounced dead at the scene. Two officers were seriously injured, but are expected to survive, as they were pinned inside the police car.
With respect to Frayer’s family, Grand Canyon University waited until after authorities officially revealed Frayer’s death before paying tribute to him.
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Frayer started in GCU’s First Round game against No. 2 Iowa. Frayer played 25 minutes and scored eight points with three rebounds, three blocks, and five assists as the 15 seed Antelopes lost 86-74. Frayer had already earned his degree in communication and was expected to walk at commencement next month.