THE friends and family of a young man who died in a fatal car crash in Worcester will be paying tribute to him with a memorial candlelit event next week.
People will gather to remember Ant Rogers, aged 20, who was killed when the black Peugeot 206 he was a passenger in crashed on the Bilford Road at about 2.20am on Sunday morning.
The event will be held at Hallow Playing Fields at 9pm on Monday (June 2) and many well wishers are expected to commemorate Mr Rogers by lighting a candle or setting off a lantern.
The night was organised by close friends and family, who decided it should take place on the fields where Mr Rogers used to play football firstly with Oldfield Park Tigers and later with the Hallow Working Men’s Club team.
The announcement of the event came as West Mercia Police made a fresh appeal for witnesses to the crash, for which a 20-year-old man was arrested under suspicion of being unfit to drive through drink or drugs.
The vehicle, which had four occupants including Ant Rogers was seen travelling along the Droitwich Road and then on the Bilford Road before colliding with a lamppost.
A male rear passenger and a female rear seat passenger were taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
The male driver was unhurt.
PC Gethin Venn said: “Sadly this incident has resulted in the death of a young man and we are trying to piece together the events that led up to the collision.
“We are urging anyone who saw the collision itself or saw a black Peugeot travelling away from the city centre and along Droitwich Road and then into Bilford Road to contact us.
“Our investigations are ongoing and we want to build up as much of a detailed picture as we can of the sequence of events leading to the collision.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Venn on 101 quoting incident 079s 250514.