Young cricketer from UK dies after car crashes into tree, police investigaton launched

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In a tragic incident, a 20-year-old cricketer Christopher Trump has died after his car crashed into a tree. He was seriously injured after his Audi A1 went out of control on Cobbs Brow Lane in Sklarsdale on Friday night last week. Emergency services soon rushed to the scene of the accident but unfortunately, Christopher was pronounced dead.

Christopher was playing for Skelmersdale Cricket Club and he was part of the junior team at the club. The club released an official statement regarding Christopher’s passing on behalf of his parents. “Sadly, on Friday our beautiful son, Christopher, was killed in a road traffic accident. Chris played at Sklarsdale CC for almost 13 years and thoroughly enjoyed his time there. We are particularly sorry for Phil, Joe, Jonas and I would like to thank Dr Girves for not only providing excellent coaching, but also the camaraderie and unique friendships at the club.

“He was part of a wonderful junior team including Abby, Tucker, Callum and Dan to name but a few. We wish the club every success in the coming season,” the statement said. Skelmersdale CC also sent condolences to Chris’ family. “Our thoughts and condolences are with Ged, Julie, Anthony and Jonathan. Chris was loved by everyone at the club. He was not only a fine up and coming cricketer in his 20’s but also the nicest, kindest person Which you could do.” Meet. He will forever be in our hearts and will be missed by everyone.”

In the meantime, an investigation has been launched by Lancashire Police and they have urged the public to provide any information they may have regarding the incident. “First and foremost our thoughts are with the loved ones of the person who died. They are being supported by trained officers and we are working very hard to establish what happened, to answer them about what happened We would now like to speak to anyone with information about this incident,” Lancashire Roads Policing Team Sergeant Martin Wilcock said according to the Lancashire Post.