English Footballer Dies In Hit-and-run Accident

By Adebayo Williams

An English footballer was killed in an hit-and-run accident on Friday night in Lancashire, England. He was struck by a silver BMW 3 Series car around 11pm on Friday. The footballer, Dylan Crossey, who died from head injuries sustained in the accident was said to have been a talented young boy who loved his club and played the game with passion. Crosey, 15, was said to have played almost 100 times for his club, Penswortham St Teresa’s FC.

“The club was saddened to learn of the passing of U16s player Dylan Crossey this morning.

“Dylan made close to 100 appearances in a yellow shirt, playing a sport he loved so dearly and always represented the club with pride.

“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Penwortham St Teresa’s JFC are with Dylan’s family and friends at this sad time. Tomorrow’s U16 and U18 fixtures have been cancelled, whilst all remaining fixtures will hold a pre-match minute’s applause,” a statement by the club read.

Dylan was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital before being transferred to Manchester Children’s Hospital, but sadly died as a result of his injuries. A 42-year-old man from New Longton was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink-driving and has been put under custody.

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