Police Commissioner David Manning has confirmed Basil's death after a collision along the Bulolo-Lae Road on Wednesday night.
Police transported Basil to Bulolo Hospital but he was pronounced dead at 11.30pm local time.
Three other people were also injured in the crash and taken to hospital.
Police Commissioner Manning expressed his condolences to Sam Basil's family and the people of Bulolo electorate.
He appealed for calm to allow police investigations to be completed.
Manning said a second vehicle was involved, and the driver has been identified.