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TRU athlete killed in Kamloops multi-vehicle collision

Emergency crews were called to the scene around 3 p.m., Nov. 29, 2023.
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A car carrying three Thompson Rivers University athletes  were involved in a multi-vehicle crash that claimed one of their lives and sent the other to hospital with serious injuries yesterday afternoon.

TRU president Brett Fairbairn confirmed the three volleyball players were involved in the deadly collision in a statement release this morning, Nov. 30. The statement did not identify any of the players involved.

"It is hard to find words that express how we feel in these moments, in the face of such inexplicable tragedy. Our most sincere thoughts are with their families and loved ones, and on behalf of TRU, I offer our deepest condolences," Fairbairn said in the written statement.

Emergency responders were called to the collision around 3 p.m. yesterday. A total of five vehicles were involved in the collision when a Dodge Ram first hit several trees before colliding with a Volkswagen stopped at the McGill Road and University Drive intersection.

Two people who were in a Jeep received injuries that aren't life-threatening, RCMP said. The collision is still under investigation.

Fairbairn said there are counselling resources available for students affecting by the athlete's death.

"This is a loss for the TRU community that will be felt for a long time," he said. "During this difficult time, please remember to support one another."

Students who need support can connect with the Faculty of Student Development in Old Main 1631 or by calling 250-828-5023. The university also suggests students can access the KeepMeSafe app here.

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