Manchester City footballer car crash: Victims named

Courtney Meppen-Walter
Image caption Meppen-Walter has yet to play for Manchester City but has represented England at Under-17 level

A brother and sister killed in a car crash involving a Manchester City footballer have been named by police.

Kulwant Singh, 32, of Salford, and his sister Ravel-Kaur Singh, 37, of Cheetham Hill, died in the crash between a Mercedes and a Nissan Micra on Bury New Road on Saturday night.

Ms Singh's two teenage sons were seriously injured.

Courtney Meppen-Walter, 18, who was driving the Mercedes, has been arrested by police and remains in custody.

A 19-year-old man driving a Volkswagen Golf was also arrested at the scene after the collision, which happened at about 22:15 BST, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He also remains in custody.

Police said Ms Singh's two sons were passengers in the back of the Micra.

The 16-year-old boy has a head injury which is not believed to be life-threatening.

The 17-year-old boy also sustained a serious head injury and he remains in a critical condition. Both remain in Salford Royal Hospital.

Meppen-Walter joined City in July 2010 and has yet to play for the Premier League champions.

The youth team player has been a regular in the England under-17 side.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites