Last week, Oscar Frayer was hoping to take his Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team to the Final Four in the 2021 NCAA tournament. On Thursday, Frayer and his sister were killed in a car crash in California. He was just 23-years-old.
The crash occurred in Lodi.
An underdog coming into the tournament, Frayer scored 8 points and had 5 assists as Grand Canyon lost 86-74 to Iowa.
The California Highway Patrol reported that they had stopped to assist with a disabled tractor-trailer on I-5 near Walnut Grove. A 2021 SUV veered from the road and rear-ended the CHP vehicle. The vehicle burst into flames.
The university issued the following statement:
It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart that we share the news that Grand Canyon University student and basketball player Oscar Frayer was one of three individuals who died in an auto accident in Lodi, California, on Tuesday,
As the GCU family grieves the loss of one of our students, we ask that you keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and know that God is always there for us. Also please keep the families and friends of Andrea Moore in your hearts and pray for the two California Highway Patrol officers who were injured in the accident.