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Medical Examiner Confirms News of GCU F Oscar Frayer

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GCU F Oscar Frayer passed away early Tuesday morning from injuries sustained in a car accident. Courtesy GCU Athletics.

Late Thursday afternoon, the San Joaquin Medical Examiner’s office confirmed initial reports from Tuesday afternoon that GCU forward Oscar Frayer had died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in the early morning hours of March 23.

Frayer was one of three passengers in a 2021 silver Subaru SUV that burst into flames on I-5 near Lodi, California after hitting the rear end of a California Highway Patrol Car. Two officers were in the vehicle and injured when the Subaru SUV collided with it at 2:30 a.m. 

Andrea Moore was another passenger in the SUV who lost her life at the age of 28. The third passenger was not named and it is unknown at this time who was driving and if drugs and alcohol were involved. The investigation into the accident is ongoing. 

Frayer had just completed his senior season at GCU. The Lopes were WAC regular season co-champions and WAC tournament champions for the first time in program history. And Oscar Frayer and the Lopes got to play in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. GCU lost to 2-seed Iowa to end a historic season.

“We love O,” GCU head coach Bryce Drew said in a release put out by the school. “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.”

Many weighed in on Tuesday night when news of the accident was first reported.

 

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