Outpouring of condolences after UMD student dies in car accident

Sultan Oyeshile, a University of Maryland student, died early Saturday morning in a car accident according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Police say a car lost control and struck several trees on I-95 in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Three other passengers were taken to the hospital. One passenger was released while another underwent surgery Sunday morning. The third passenger was transferred to another hospital. Everyone in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Oyeshile, 22, attended Damascus High School where he played running back for the school’s football team. The Clarksburg, Maryland native majored in community health and also served as a community assistant for UMD’s Department of Resident Life.

Fellow classmates and friends of Oyeshile are paying tribute to his life through Twitter. According to social media posts, Oyeshile and his friends were on their way to Panama City Beach to celebrate spring break.

One of Oyeshile’s tweets, sent a day before Saturday’s accident, has gained traction on social media.

Oyeshile was a huge Wizards fan and spoke to Pulsefeedz last April about the team’s success.

Friends of Oyeshile have started a GoFundMe page to raise money for his family and help with funeral costs. Emily Hsieh, the creator of this fundraiser, went to high school with Oyeshile. Hsieh says Oyeshile was another member of her family and that she knows he would have done the same thing for her under the same circumstances.

“He was ALWAYS there for me if I ever needed him even if we didn’t talk for months and I called him and needed something he was always there. That kid had one of the biggest hearts I’ve ever known.”

On behalf of everyone at Pulsefeedz, our condolences go out to the family and friends of Oyeshile.

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  1. Sultan was such a rock solid person, student, aide, and I hope a friend! He will be missed by so many … this news is hard for all of us to take. He is still such a blessing to those who were fortunate to have known him.

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