Lancashire

Dylan Crossey death: Tribute to victim of suspected Whitestake hit-and-run

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Image caption Dylan Crossey died after a collision on Chain House Lane, Whitestake

A family have paid tribute to a "fine young gentleman" and "outstanding" footballer killed in a suspected drink-drive hit-and-run.

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.

Dylan died at Manchester Children's Hospital on Saturday.

A 42-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink-driving remains in custody.

Dylan had represented Penwortham St Teresa's FC almost 100 times.

His family said: "Dylan was a much-loved son and brother who loved nothing more than living life to its fullest.

"He was a gentleman and was growing into a fine young man.

"Dylan was an outstanding footballer and loved to watch his favourite team, Preston North End, both at home and away.

"Dylan was taken from us suddenly and without warning. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends."

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Image caption Penwortham St Teresa's Football Club posted an online tribute to Dylan

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