Two University of Sioux Falls football players were involved in a car accident Sunday, killing one of them. Courtney Beane, a junior wide receiver, was killed, while junior defensive end Jared Brito was left with severe, non-life threatening injuries.
Sioux Falls is a Division II school in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Police say Brito called police in the 2 o’clock hour Sunday morning, disoriented. The car he and Beane were in had struck a pedestrian guard on a bridge, then went down an embankment of a flood control levee and came to rest under the 49th Street bridge in Sioux Falls.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Courtney’s and Jared’s families,” head coach Jon Anderson said. “I extend my sincerest condolences to Courtney’s family. We are truly heartbroken, and our team is distraught about Courtney and praying for Jared’s recovery. Courtney was not with us long, but he very quickly found his place in this program. Our team is a family, and we will be here for each other during this difficult time.”
Added USF president Brett Bradfield: “This is a difficult day for our campus, and we are praying for the families of Courtney and Jared. We are reminded that faith is at the center of our campus community, and we will be here for one another.”