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Teenage footballer Dylan Crossey killed in Whitestake crash

Chain House Lane, Whitestake

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The collision was on Chain House Lane, Whitestake

A teenage footballer described as having “mesmerising skills” has died following a hit-and-run collision.

Dylan Crossey, 15, was cycling in Whitestake, Lancashire, at 23:00 BST on Friday when he was in collision with a silver 3 Series BMW, which police said did not stop.

Dylan died at Manchester Children’s Hospital on Saturday.

A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink-driving.

Dylan was a described as a talented footballer who had represented Penwortham St Teresa’s FC almost 100 times.

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Penwortham St Teresa’s posted an online tribute

In an online statement, the club said: “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.”

The club said it had cancelled its under-16 and under-18 fixtures on Sunday.

Longridge Town Juniors posted: “Everyone at Longridge Town Juniors would like to pass on their condolences to the teams and family of Dylan Crossey.

“A very talented striker with silky, mesmerising skills, very often tying knots in our defence.”

The arrested man, from New Longton, Lancashire, remains in police custody.

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