Balaguer player Yerai Darias dies in car accident


Catalan football club Balaguer are mourning the passing of their 24-year-old player Yerai Darias, who was killed in a New Year’s Day car accident in Vallfogona de Balaguer, Lleida. Three others were wounded in the crash between a four-wheel-drive and the player’s private car and have been taken to the Arnau de Vilanova Hospital, although none are seriously injured. According to the Catalan Traffic Service, the reason for the collision is not yet known.Darias was in the middle of his fifth season with Balaguer and had played in all 15 league matches of his club’s season so far, with his team currently topping Group 2 of the Primera Regional Catalana division with 32 points.

“Balaguer is in mourning,” the club said on its Twitter feed.”Yerai left us this morning as the result of a traffic accident.”We want to send our support to his family.”Rest in peace.”Other clubs from across Catalonia and the rest of Spain have sent their support to Balaguer and to the player’s family.


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