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Grand Canyon's Oscar Frayer killed in highway crash days after men's NCAA Tournament game

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Grand Canyon University senior basketball player Oscar Frayer was killed in a car accident in northern California on Tuesday, the San Joaquin 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.

It happened three days after he scored eight points, five assists, and blocked three shots in GCU’s men’s NCAA Tournament first-round loss to Iowa in Indianapolis.

GCU had heard of the accident in Lodi, California, but was not able to confirm Frayer’s death until Thursday evening.

“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,” the statement said. “Also in the vehicle was Oscar’s sister, Andrea Moore, 28, from Stockton, California. The identity of the third individual has not yet been released by the San Joaquin Medical Examiner’s office.”

A California Highway Patrol Vehicle was severely damaged and two offiers injured when the car was struck from behind Tuesday morning. Two people in the other vehicle were killed.

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.

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.

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