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UCLA WR dies after being hit by vehicle

Nick Pasquale

Unfortunately, there’s extremely tragic and sad news coming out of Los Angeles Sunday afternoon.

According to the Daily Bruin, UCLA wide receiver Nick Pasquale died early Sunday morning after being hit by a vehicle.  The redshirt freshman walk-on was a pedestrian when he was struck at 1:27 a.m. PST.

No details of what led to the 20-year-old Pasquale’s death have been released, although the San Clemente Times reported the following:

A spokesperson from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department indicated there were two vehicles driving in tandem down the road. One was able to avoid Pasquale, 20, whose body was found in the road, but the second was not able to avoid him and struck him. Investigation is ongoing as to why he might have been in the road.

Deputies responding to the call indicated they did not believe alcohol was a factor with the drivers. Records indicated that a call reporting the accident came in at 1:27 a.m.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner’s Office posted the following on its website Sunday:

Nicholas Pasquale

The school has yet to release a statement or confirm the sad news regarding Pasquale.  Unfortunately, Pasquale’s high school coach confirmed that his former player died.

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to Pasquale’s family, friends, teammates, coaches and anyone else impacted by his way-too-early.

(Photo credit: UCLA athletics)

UPDATED 5:49 p.m. ET: What’s below is from UCLA football’s official Twitter feed.  RIP.

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10 Responses to “UCLA WR dies after being hit by vehicle”
  1. Woody Bass says: Sep 8, 2013 4:13 PM

    Thats terrible news. My heart goes out to his family

  2. suprmous says: Sep 8, 2013 4:20 PM

    Prayers and thoughts go out to this young man’s fmily and famiy of friends as well as to his family at UCLA.

  3. Deb says: Sep 8, 2013 4:38 PM

    So sorry to hear this. May God be with this young man’s family, friends, coaches, an teammates during this terrible time.

  4. atw34 says: Sep 8, 2013 4:46 PM

    Prayers out to this young man’s family, friends, teammates and UCLA. God bless them all!

  5. helladonks says: Sep 8, 2013 4:49 PM

    sad and tragic. prayers going out.

  6. shadowcell says: Sep 8, 2013 4:55 PM

    That’s awful.

    Condolences to his family, friends, and teammates.

  7. thegamecocker says: Sep 8, 2013 5:34 PM

    So sorry to learn this. Puts football in perspective. Not that important. With sympathy.

    The Gamecocker

  8. pdcooper08 says: Sep 8, 2013 5:39 PM

    This is a very sad day to all parties involved. Prayers to the family, his friends and his school.

  9. thekatman says: Sep 8, 2013 10:40 PM

    On behalf of me and my fmily,we send out sincerest condolences to the family. A parent should never have to dealwith the loss of a child.
    See you up in the great, big football stadium in the sky, Nick.
    Fight On, brother.

  10. dmvtransplant says: Sep 9, 2013 5:22 PM

    As a UCLA booster I feel fortune to have supported young men like Nick. Nobody should feel sad, all his problems in this world are over. I know he’s catching passes at the Big Rose Bowl in the Sky.

    I just hope the university is going to present his family with an honorary degree at the end of the academic year? If they don’t I’ll e-mail Coach Mora myself.

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