Driver in fatal Caledon crash was UNB basketball Rookie of the Year


Published November 30, 2021 at 3:52 pm

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is mourning a former basketball Rookie of the Year who was killed in a Caledon car crash on the weekend.

Police say officers were called to a stretch of Mississauga Rd. north of King St. around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday for the reports of a single motor vehicle collision.

The Caledon OPP say the male driver lost control and struck a hydro pole. He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver has been identified as 26-year-old Jamaal Potopsingh from Shelburne, which is around 50 kilometres north of Caledon.

Potopsingh was a member of the UNB Reds basketball team during the 2016-2017 Atlantic University Sport season, according to a post on Facebook.

He earned Rookie of the Year honours and was named to the AUS and U SPORTS All-Rookie Teams.

“We extend our deepest condolences to Jamaal’s family and friends,” read a post on the UNB reds Facebook page. “May he rest in peace.”

Police said there were no other occupants in the vehicle.

Mississauga Rd. was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash along with a collision reconstruction team.

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