Massachusetts-Dartmouth freshman Adam Keeler was killed just before 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day, when he lost control of his car and slammed into a utility pole.
The accident occured on Route 44 in Carver, Mass. According to the Boston Herald, Keeler worked as a waiter at a restaurant in Brant Rock, Mass., before leaving for a party.
Keeler’s father, Dennis Keeler, is a Massachusetts state trooper.
“It’s just going to leave such a horrible void,” the elder Keeler told the Herald. “We’ve just got to stay close and love each other. It’s quite an ordeal.”
The crash is under investigation.
Keeler, a 6-foot forward, had three assists in three games this season with UMass-Dartmouth.