Football team’s tribute to tragic young player killed in crash

Tributes have been paid to a young footballer from Devon who has been killed in a motorcycle collision.

Chris Mccarthy-Mason, 20, died after a crash in Kingsteignton.

He was named on social media by Chudleigh Athletic, the amateur football club he played for.

They held a minute’s silence for their young player before a game in Crediton at the weekend. A GoFundMe page has been set up by a close friend of Chris to raise money for his family.

In a tribute posted on its Facebook page the club said their was great sadness at the tragic loss of Chris ‘who was taken all too soon following a road traffic accident’.

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The club added: “At just 20 years of age Chris was amongst our youngest senior players and was set and determined to rise through the ranks.

“His enthusiasm, determination and infectious humour will be greatly missed by all and our hearts and thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

“We will be honouring Chris’s memory appropriately at the Chudleigh sports centre in due course.

“The club would like to offer it’s sincere condolences to all family and friends.”

Chris Mccarthy Mason
Chris Mccarthy Mason

The GoFundMe page has so far raised over £1,335.

It was set up by his good friend Dalton Webber who said: “On the 21st of August we lost another one of our bro’s due to a tragic accident.

“Everyone that knew Chris knew what a funny and happy lad he was and we’re all so shocked to hear the passing of another one of our mates!

“I’m setting up this go fund me page to help raise money for his family towards his funeral costs and anything else they need at this sad time!

“Any donations are much appreciated, RIP Chris, you’ll be missed by so many bro!”

Devon and Cornwall Police, who have yet to name Chris, have released details about the fatal crash.

It says: “A motorcyclist has died following a serious collision in Kingsteignton this morning, 21 August.

“Emergency services were called at 2.20am after the single-vehicle collision involving a blue motorcycle on Strap Lane.

“The rider, a 20-year-old man from the Newton Abbot area, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Torbay District Hospital. He died a short time later.

“The road was closed for more than five hours whilst a forensic examination of the collision scene was conducted.

“Officers from the Roads Policing Team are investigating and are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the collision, or the motorcycle travelling in the area prior to the incident.

“Any CCTV owners on Strap Lane or motorists with relevant dash cam footage are also urged to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by telephone on 101, quoting log number 88 of 21/08/20.”

To donate to the fund visit the page here.

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