MANILA, Philippines – Fellow PBA players and former teammates lamented the death of retired basketball player Bryan Gahol who died in a multiple-vehicle collision along the South Luzon Expressway early Tuesday morning.
The former University of the Philippines (UP) Maroon played for several PBA teams during his heyday, including Mobiline, Alaska, San Miguel Beer and Red Bull.
According to an initial investigation, a cargo jeep first hit a trailer truck, which subsequently bumped the Nissan Urvan carrying Gahol. The van lost control, causing it to overturn along the highway before it was hit by another vehicle.
Authorities said Gahol and his friends were on their way to Quezon City from Laguna to attend a wake when the accident happened.
Gahol’s other companions survived the incident.