Aguek Arop’s brother involved in fatal car crash
According to online crash records on the Missouri State Highway Patrol website, Deng Arop was involved in a fatal car accident at 2:54 am about a mile south of Mound City, Mo. Arop was a passenger in a 2017 Nissan Altima that was stationary on the I-29 Northbound lanes and was struck by semi-truck. He was declared dead at the scene.
Arop is the younger brother of SDSU forward Aguek Arop.
He was 20 years old.
Aguek Arop linked a GoFundMe to the bio of his Instagram. It included the following message.
Just last month, you heard me talk about Aguek Arop playing in the national championship game with SDSU. This last weekend, Aguek’s younger brother was fatally injured in a car accident. Please consider a donation if you feel so inclined.https://t.co/xT7n8QTCSG
— MeyBA (@Mey_BA11) May 2, 2023
“Hi, my name is Aguek Arop, and I am writing on behalf of the Arop family. On April 30th, 2023, we lost our beloved Deng after a car accident. I write this at a loss for words. Deng was so loved by all who knew him. Words do not do justice to his impact on the lives of those who knew him. He inspired us as we watched him fight cancer and win, he brought joy to our hearts with his smile and genuine goofiness, and he touched our hearts with how he loved and cared for all his friends and family. I could go on and on. I cannot wait til the day I get to see my little brother again.
Deng’s sudden death has left us unprepared for the funeral costs. We thank you all in advance for your support. Keep us and all who loved him in your prayers.
Peace of Christ,
Anyone interested in supporting the family can follow the link to the page GoFundMe page.
My earliest sport’s memory involve tailgating at the Murph, running down the circular exit ramps, and seeing the Padres, Chargers and Aztecs play. As a second generation Aztec, I am passionate about all things SDSU. Other interests include raising my four children, being a great husband and teaching high school.