Ex-Hurricane Sam Bruce suffers seizure, dies in Fort Lauderdale car crash
He was just 24 years old.
According to Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Ali Adamson, who is also a spokeswoman for the police department, the crash was reported just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 800 NW 22nd Road.
Adamson said the person who reported the crash informed police that Bruce was having a seizure.
First responders performed CPR on him at the scene of the crash before transporting him to Broward Health Medical Center, where he died the next morning.
Police did not confirm whether any other vehicles were involved in the crash.
“At this time, the circumstances surrounding this incident are not suspicious and foul play is not suspected,” Adamson said.
Besides attending UM, Bruce was also an alumnus of St. Thomas Aquinas, signing with the Hurricanes in 2016. Aquinas’ football team mourned him in a Facebook post.
“R.I.P. Sam Bruce! We will miss you and we love you!” the post read.
While a star on the field in high school, Bruce never got to play in a game for the Canes due to his dismissal just months into his freshman season for violating team rules.
Former Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson also took to social media Thursday, writing “Sam Bruce” along with a broken heart emoji.
Sam Bruce 💔