Status: 04.12.2023, 07:30 a.m.
By: Stefan Schmid
The training ground of the 1st FC Cologne. (Archive photo) © imago sportfotodienst / Eduard Bopp
Two youth players of the 1st FC Cologne were involved in a fatal accident on Friday. The players receive all the support they need from the club.
Cologne – The last-minute draw against local rivals Fortuna Köln (3-3) will soon no longer play a role for the second team of 1. Presumably on the way home after the game, two FC players were involved in a traffic accident that resulted in two fatalities.
Cologne player involved: Accident still unclear
The club confirmed to the EXPRESS that two of their junior players were involved in the momentous traffic accident on the A555 motorway: "We were informed about the accident and that players from the youth team of 1.
The two fatalities, a woman and a man, were in a VW Polo, which the emergency services found largely burnt out when they arrived. In addition, the police said that accident damage was found on an Audi with two occupants and on a Mercedes, also with two male occupants. The mobile phones of all four occupants of the vehicle were seized by the police.
Rather, it is not yet known about the course of the accident. Extensive investigations are expected to provide further insights.
The burnt-out Polo on the A 555 in which the fatalities were located. © picture alliance/dpa | Sascha Thelen
Names of the FC players involved will not be published
As the EXPRESS announced, the newspaper is aware of the names of both players involved in the accident, but in consultation with the club, they refrain from publishing them. At this point in time, this is done out of consideration for the players and their current situation.
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1. FC Köln also announced that both players were in shock and that the club was trying to be there for them in the best possible way. (sh)