Cal Soccer Player Eloi Vasquez Dies at Age 19 After Being Struck By Vehicle

by guest on 2015-03-31 10:50:18

Vasquez, 19, had gone missing over the weekend and was last seen at a party on the USC campus early Saturday morning, per a release from Cal. Victoria Kim and Lauren Raab of the Los Angeles Times reported that as he was leaving the party, Vasquez told friends he was going for a walk but never returned, per a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department. According to Irene Moore and Kate Larsen of NBC 4 in L.A., Vasquez left the party at about 1:30 a.m. He then called a friend, Aurora Cardenas, who was in Northern California, saying he was "screwed" because he was lost. "He pretty much said, 'I need you to come over here, I need help.' I asked him 'Where are you?' and he told me that he was in L.A. and that he didn�t know where he was at and that he was lost," Cardenas told NBC Bay Area, via NBC 4. "The second time he called it just clicked. I didn�t know if his phone died, or if he hung up." The Golden Bears did their best to alert fans of Vasquez's disappearance: According to the KTVU report, the car accident that killed Vasquez occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, and it wasn't until later that the Los Angeles County coroner identified the body.