A great USU scholar, leader, athlete, brother and friend passed away Saturday afternoon, March 6, to the shock and sadness of his friends and family.USU student and Sigma Chi President Trent Walker, 24, died in a car accident in Spanish Fork Canyon.Todd Johnson of Utah Highway Patrol said Walker’s pickup truck crossed the center line of traffic on Highway 89 near Birdseye in Spanish Fork Canyon and collided head on with a semitrailer. Walker was pronounced dead on the scene.Born in Brigham City, or what he called “The Bay area – Willard Bay area,” Walker was a senior in public relations, the president of the Gamma Kappa chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity, which he joined in 2006, an administrative assistant at Cache Valley Electric and held many other leadership positions within the USU and Cache Valley community.Whenever Walker had a little free time, he spent it playing sports and helping others. He was the life of the party and brightened up the room with his contagious smile.Brothers in his fraternity said he more than exemplified the Sigma Chi standard, which is “a man of good character, a student of fair ability, with ambitious purposes, a congenial disposition, possessed of good morals, having a high sense of honor and a deep sense of personal responsibility.””Trent was a natural leader, philanthropist, was a joy to work with and had a humble personality,” said Tiffany Evans, director of Student Involvement. “Our hearts go out to his family, friends and fraternity brothers. He will be missed.”
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