Manchester City footballer arrested after fatal car crash

Manchester City defender Courtney Meppen-WalterManchester City footballer Courtney Meppen-Walter has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A collision on Saturday night caused two fatalities and the 18 year old was arrested after a silver Mercedes and a red Nissan Micra collided in Manchester.

The crash left a 32 year old man and 37 year old woman dead, while two teenagers believed to be 15 and 16 were left with serious head injuries.

It is believed that Meppen-Walter was driving the Mercedes while the 32 year old man was driving the Micra. Another 19 year old has also been arrested who was driving a grey Volkswagen.

Meppen-Walter signed for City in 2010 but has yet to play for the Premier League champions; he is an England under 17s international.

A Manchester City spokesperson said, “It is a devastating tragedy for this family and also for the Greater Manchester community at large.

“Manchester City Football Club offers its heartfelt condolences to the family and all affected by the events of yesterday evening.”