Nigerian Basketballer Dies In Fatal Car Crash In The U.S
Former Nigeria international and former University of Indianapolis basketball player has been killed in a crash on I-65 early Friday morning, in Indianapolis
The deceased identified as 28 year old Omokhoje Daniel Daudu, was killed when a large part broke off the rear of a northbound semitractor-trailer and struck Daudu’s 2012 Buick LaCrosse as he was driving southbound around 5:30 a.m.
Preliminary reports indicated the semitractor-trailer had rolled over and was blocking the northbound lane. Troopers found Daudu seriously injured and unconscious. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The University of Indianapolis released a statement Friday about Daudu, who also went by Daniel.
“(We) mourn the loss of Daniel Daudu, who is a well-loved alumnus and former student-athlete,” the statement read. “During his time on campus, Daniel impacted our entire community. Daniel will be remembered for his athleticism, sense of humor, generous smile and compassion for others. Our hearts and prayers go out to Daniel’s family, friends, UIndy basketball and the entire UIndy family.”
Before graduating in 2015 with a degree in marketing, Daudu averaged 5.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists for the Greyhounds’ basketball team during the 2012-13 season.
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