A Ghanaian footballer based in the United States, Eugene Quaynor has died.
The 23-year-old was involved in a car accident on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, in South Tulsa, US.
According to police, the student-athlete who played for the Flint City Bucks was at a stop light when an SUV with a drunk driver crashed into the back of his car.
We mourn the loss of @ORUMSoccer student-athlete, Eugene Quaynor. Eugene was the epitome of the mission we strive for. He was a captain and had a spirit-empowered heart ready to impact the world for Jesus. His infectious smile will be missed, but we will never forget #27. pic.twitter.com/peL9daBkoB— ORU Athletics (@ORUAthletics) September 29, 2022
The impact pushed Eugene’s vehicle through the intersection into a wall after which it caught fire.
Police said all attempts by witnesses present to drag the footballer to safety proved futile.
A statement from the Oral Roberts University Athletics department eulogised the deceased saying “Eugene was the epitome of the mission we strive for.”
“He was a captain and had a spirit-empowered heart ready to impact the world for Jesus. His infectious smile will be missed, but we will never forget #27,” the tweet stated.
It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of a beloved ORU student, who passed away last night at the hands of a drunk driver. Our prayers go out to the friends and family of Eugene Quaynor. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/8zDiKQrV9l— Barstool Oral (@Barstool_ORU) September 29, 2022
Mr Quaynor was the captain of Oral Roberts University’s men’s football team.
He also majored in sports management at the institution.
A local league in the community, The Summit, has also postponed Saturday’s fixtures “due to the devastating loss of @ORUMSoccer student-athlete Eugene Quaynor.”