Tragic Loss: Young Athlete Hunter Dorram Dies in Fatal Car Crash

By | August 22, 2023



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Hunter Dorram’s Tragic death Leaves Baptist University Tigers in Shock

Hunter Dorram during his game (source: Ksla)

The Loss of a Promising Athlete

The Baptist University Tigers are reeling from the devastating news of the untimely death of Hunter Dorram, a beloved member of their team. The 23-year-old athlete tragically lost his life in a car accident after being struck by an 18-wheeler on Interstate 20 in east Texas.

Hunter Dorram, a diligent and ambitious senior Business Administration student, was set to graduate in May. Born in Colorado, he attended high school in Kennedale, Texas, where he excelled in both academics and sports. Dorram’s passion for ice hockey led him to join the East Texas Baptist University Tigers, where he played for four years.

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Hunter Dorram during his senior year game (source: Thecount)

The Tragic Accident

According to preliminary information from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the fatal collision took place on Monday, January 30, shortly after 7 pm on I-20, less than a mile west of Waskom. The incident occurred when an 18-wheeler, driven by a 56-year-old Tyler man, collided with Hunter Dorram.

Authorities reviewed dash cam footage from the 18-wheeler and found that Hunter Dorram had dashed onto the road from the west before being struck by the vehicle. Tragically, Dorram was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities.

Tributes and Support

The news of Hunter Dorram’s death has sent shockwaves through the Baptist University Tigers community. Fellow students, teammates, and friends have taken to social media to express their grief and offer condolences to Dorram’s family.

Dawn Williams Phillips, a member of the Tigers community, shared her devastation and urged others to keep Dorram’s family and team in their thoughts and prayers. Harvey Stoker, who knew Dorram from Fellowship Academy, expressed sadness and offered his heartfelt prayers to the team and Dorram’s family. Linda Knapp Payne also expressed her sympathy and described the loss as devastating.

The Baptist University Tigers and their community are rallying together in this difficult time, supporting each other and honoring the memory of Hunter Dorram, a talented athlete and beloved teammate.


The tragic death of Hunter Dorram has left the Baptist University Tigers community in shock. His untimely passing serves as a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment. The outpouring of tributes and support from his peers is a testament to the impact he had on those around him. Hunter Dorram will be remembered for his dedication, humor, and passion for ice hockey.

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