Bellaire high school basketball star and Texas A&M signee Tobi Oyedeji has died of injuries suffered in a car accident Sunday in Houston. The accident happened on South Main near Hillcroft in southwest Houston.
Oyedeji's AAU coach Marland Lowe told KHOU in Houston the wreck happened early Sunday morning after a school sponsored after party that followed Bellaire's high school prom Saturday night. The Bellaire High school website lists an AfterProm at Dave and Buster's from 1:00am - 5:30am on Sunday May 16. Lowe also told KHOU Oyedeji had dropped some friends off and was headed home.
Police told KHOU around 6:15 a.m., Oyedeji was driving his sedan southbound on South Main when, for some unknown reason, he lost control and hit a curb in the median just past Hillcroft. The sedan flew into the opposite lane, striking another car before slaming head-on into an SUV. The driver in the first car that was car that was hit was not injured. The woman driving the SUV died at the scene. Oyedeji was taken to Ben Taub hospital where he later passed away.
Earlier Sunday, Texas A&M head basketball coach Mark Turgeon tweeted his concerns to his followers.
"Please pray for Tobi Oyedeji," Turgeon wrote on Twitter. "He was in a car accident last night and is battling some significant injuries. He needs our prayers."
Oyedeji had been named a player of the game for the High School Academic All-American game in California earlier this month. The 6'9" power forward was in the top 20 at his position in the nation as ranked by Rivals.com, and was in the top 100 of all players.
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