Hartlepool United pass on condolences to crash deaths family

Hartlepool United have passed on their condolences to the family of the dad and two children killed in a car accident in France.

Monday, 25th April 2016, 10:49 am
Updated Monday, 25th April 2016, 11:54 am
A chateau in Beaurepaire-en-Bresse

Hartlepool man John Crompton, 31, and two of his children died after the the crash which happened after 7am on Sunday on the A39 in Beaurepaire-en-Bresse between Lyon and Dijon.

It is thought that Mr Crompton's wife and youngest child were flown to hospital following the incident, with the child suffering serious injuries.

Mr Crompton, who was also known to play snooker in the Hartlepool area, was a keen Hartlepool United FC supporter.

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The club have today paid tribute to him.

A spokesman for the club said: "Everbody at Hartlepool United was extremely saddened to hear about the tragedy and our thoughts and condolences are with the family and their friends."