Oscar Frayer Wiki – Oscar Frayer Bio
Oscar Frayer was a Grand Canyon University senior basketball player, who was killed in a car accident in northern California on Tuesday, the San Joaquin (Calif.) Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Thursday late afternoon.
A second victim, 28-year-old Andrea Moore from Stockton, also died. She is Frayer’s sister. The third name has not yet been released.
Frayer was 23 years old.
Oscar Frayer Killed In Car Crash
The crash occurred about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, on Interstate 5 just south of Walnut Grove, California, according to a statement issued by the California Highway Patrol.
Two CHP officers had stopped to assist a disabled tractor-trailer in the southbound lanes when a 2021 Subaru SUV veered from the road and rear-ended the stopped CHP patrol vehicle, the statement said.
The Subaru then collided with a tree and became fully engulfed in flames, CHP said. All three people inside the Subaru were pronounced dead at the scene, the statement said.
According to local authorities, a California Highway Patrol vehicle was struck from behind by the car Frayer was in as two officers were assisting a stranded vehicle on a highway near Lodi, California, around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Frayer’s vehicle hit a tree and became engulfed in flames.
The officers were transported to a local hospital with “major injuries,” according to the California Highway Patrol, but both are expected to survive.
Frayer had graduated and received his degree in communications. He was set to participate in the school’s commencement ceremony next month.
Frayer, a 6-foot-6 senior guard/forward, started in Grand Canyon’s 86-74 loss to Iowa in the first round of the NCAA tournament last week. He finished the game with eight points, five assists, three blocks, and a steal.
Frayer, who is from Oakland and graduated from Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, California, was 23.
He started 24 games this season for the Antelopes, helping them reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.
The team returned home Sunday from Indianapolis.
On Thursday night, Coach Bryce Drew tweeted a tribute to Frayer, saying, “The last 3 weeks was the happiest I had ever seen you.”
“We love O,” Drew told the school’s athletic site. “He was the heartbeat of our team with his vibrant, energetic personality. I cannot put into words the hurt and sadness we all feel, but we know he is in heaven and that gives us great joy to know we will be together again.”
Former GCU point guard Damari Milstead, who was a high school teammate of Frayer’s, wrote on his Instagram page with a picture of Frayer, “Life is so precious and I took you for granted.”
“I took all of our good times for granted,” Milstead added. “I took all of or late night drives and convos for granted. You believed in me in a way that I never believed in myself. You looked over me when I was the new kid on the block in high school and college. Your loyalty is unmatched and will never be replicated.
Knight created a GoFundMe to help Frayer’s family with funeral and memorial expenses, for those wishing to contribute. Frayer’s sister, Andrea, was the mother of four children all under nine years old.