Owyn McInnis : “TRU Athlete Killed in Crash, 2 Teammates Critically Injured; Criminal Investigation Underway”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Owyn McInnis, a talented athlete from Thompson Rivers University, tragically lost his life in a devastating crash in Kamloops. The fourth-year outside hitter from Guelph, Ontario, was involved in a multi-vehicle collision that claimed his life on November 29th. Two of his teammates who were also in the car at the time of the accident are currently in critical condition at Royal Inland Hospital.

The news of McInnis’s death was confirmed by his mother, Erin Walter, through an emotional Instagram post. She expressed her deep grief, stating, “I’m numb that Sunday was the last day I’ll ever see my son again.” Walter also revealed that a criminal investigation is underway regarding the crash, adding further complexity to the tragic event.

The McInnis family had been in Kamloops the previous weekend to support Owyn’s volleyball matches. In honor of their beloved son, the TRU men’s volleyball team announced the establishment of the Owyn McInnis Memorial Men’s Volleyball Athletic Award. Generous donations from two individuals have already contributed $20,000 to this memorial fund.

Expressing gratitude for the outpouring of support, the team released a statement saying, “Thank you to everyone who has reached out over the past few days. At a time of heartache, your love and support has been felt.”

The crash, which involved six vehicles, occurred around 3 p.m. on November 29th, resulting in injuries to 11 individuals. Seven of the injured were rushed to the hospital for urgent medical care. The incident has shaken the community and sparked concerns about road safety in the area.

As the investigation into the crash continues, friends, family, and the TRU community are left grieving the loss of a talented athlete and a promising young life. The memory of Owyn McInnis will live on through the memorial award, ensuring that his passion for volleyball and his impact on the team are not forgotten.

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