A 23-year-old Ghanaian footballer studying in the United States, Eugene Quaynor has tragically died in a horrific car crash.
Quaynor died on September 25th 2022, just three days after celebrating his 23rd birthday on September 22nd.
He died at a traffic stop after being rammed from behind and his car burst into flames.
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According to reports, on the fateful day of the Ghanaian footballer’s death, he was driving on East 71st Street and South Yale avenue when he stopped at a red light.
However, another driver came from behind him at full speed and rammed into his vehicle.
He was pushed into the middle of the intersection and his car also burst into flames.
Quaynor is reported to have attempted to escape the fire but he got stuck inside and tragically died.
The driver of the car which rammed him was drinking, police have said. He sustained minor injuries and was sent to the hospital.
Eugene Quaynor was born in Accra, Ghana and schooled at the Oyoko Methodist SHS where he led his team to win the ‘interco’ games.
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He later furthered his education at the University of Ghana where he helped the school place third at the GUSA games.
Quaynor later gained a scholarship to further his studies in the United States at Oral Roberts University to study Sports Management.
The Ghanaian player was the captain of the Oral Roberts football team and played his last game for the team on the day of his death; a 3-1 win over the Lindenwood men’s team.