Mississauga golfer in critical condition after Texas crash kills nine


Published March 16, 2022 at 5:06 pm

Dayton Price is in a Texas after following deadly car collision/GoFundMe photo

A young Mississauga golf champion is in critical condition at a U.S. hospital following a car crash that claimed the lives of his coach and six university teammates.

Dayton Price, 19, is in a Texas hospital after being one of two people from Ontario airlifted from the accident scene that occurred in West Texas. The other is 20-year-old Hayden Underhill of Amherstivew, Ont., a community of about 8,000 that is located west of Kingston.

Price and his teammates were on their way back to their campus at the University of the Southwest in New Mexico following a golf tournament in a nearby Texas town.

State Police in Texas say a pickup truck crossed the centre-line and collided with the van carrying members of both the university’s women and men’s golf teams. Two people in the pickup truck were also killed.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help pay for Price’s medical costs and family travel arrangements.

A graduate of Silverthorn Collegiate in Toronto, Price is a six-time school board golf champion and a regular competitor on the Canadian junior golf tour. He signed on with the University of the Southwest to train and pursue his dream of becoming a professional golfer.

— with files from The Canadian Press

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