Brandon Bassi, a student-athlete at Simon Fraser University and former Vancouver Whitecaps youth program player, died on the weekend from injuries suffered in a traffic accident.
The Delta native sustained his injuries in a single-vehicle accident in Surrey on Saturday, when the Jeep he was a riding in struck a lamppost.
Three members, including Bassi, were transported to hospital in serious condition, while a fourth was taken to hospital with non-serious condition.
Bassi, 19, had just completed his first year at SFU, playing defence with the men’s soccer team.
“There are no words to express the pain and feeling of loss we are all experiencing,” said SFU men’s soccer head coach Clint Schneider. “We lost a tremendous individual. Brandon was an outstanding teammate, student and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bassi family during this extremely difficult time.”