UPDATE: A 20-YEAR-OLD man who was arrested in connection with a fatal Worcester car crash has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
This morning Police confirmed they were continuing an investigation into the accident in Bilford Road, Worcester, which happened at 2.30am Sunday morning and killed 20-year-old Ant Rogers.
FULL STORY: A 20-YEAR-OLD man was in police custody yesterday evening in connection with a fatal car crash that left one passenger dead.
The man was arrested in the early hours of yesterday on suspicion of being unfit to drive through drink or drugs, following the incident in Bilford Road, Worcester, at around 2.30am, which killed a 20-year-old man, named locally as Ant Rogers.
The suspect was taken into custody yesterday afternoon.
Tributes have since been paid to Mr Rogers, who is believed to be from Hallow but was living in Worcester.
The former Chantry High School pupil was praised for his footballing skills, and many said how much they would miss him.
On Twitter a ream of messages were left.
@AbbeyWooldridge, posted: “R.i.p Ant Rogers, you will be sadly missed by everyone, I will miss seeing your cheeky smile around.”
And @ashjones1994 said: “R.I.P ant Rogers lots of memories especially when we were younger playing footy, thoughts are with your family Xxx.”
Another, @alice_maddocks, said: “rest in peace Ant Rogers; my thoughts go out to you and your family, you’ll be missed by many but never forgotten”, while @monkeynutta14 wrote: “Still in shock! RIP Ant Rogers! For many years played centre half with ya mate!”
People also left messages of condolence on the Worcester News Facebook page.
El Males wrote: “R.I.P Ant. My respects go out to his friends and family. Sleep tight sweetheart xxx.”
While Clare Prosser said: “R.I.P thoughts r with the family at this sad sad time God bless xx.”
Shelly Ralph posted: “Rest in peace.. such a sad loss thinking of the lads family at such sad time.”
And Joane Thomasson commented: “My heart , prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends xxxx heartbreaking.”
The tragic accident happened shortly before 2.30am Sunday morning near the junction with the Worcester Recycling Centre.
The car is said to have left the road and collided with a bollard on Bilford Road, which was then closed until 7.54am.
Alongside Mr Rogers in the black Peugeot 206 were two other passengers in the rear of the car, one male and one female, and the driver, a male, aged 20.
All three attended Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, two responder paramedics and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.
A spokeswoman for the service said: “Crews arrived to find a car which had left the road and collided with a lamppost.
“One passenger, a man, was in cardiac arrest. He was pulled from the wreckage before ambulance staff and the doctor commenced CPR at the roadside.
"Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.
“Two other passengers were treated by ambulance staff at the scene. One suffered no apparent injuries whilst the other sustained suspected wrist and ankle fractures.
“Due to the nature of the incident, both were fully immobilised before being taken by land ambulance to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”
Police said the arrested man was in police custody when your Worcester News went to press.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward by calling 101 and quoting reference number 79S-25-05-14.