The tragic circumstances surrounding former Widnes Vikings player Liam Walsh’s death have been confirmed by the Liverpool Echo.
Walsh died after being hit by a car on the A5080 Cronton Lane, close to the junction with College Fields in Widnes at around 11.52pm on Saturday September 18.
The 23-year-old was taken Whiston Hospital following the crash after sustaining serious injuries but medics were unable to save his live.
Cheshire Police are appealing for witnesses and video footage following the fatal collision and ask anyone with information to contact them via 101 or by visiting the Cheshire Police website here.
#APPEAL: Officers in Widnes are appealing for information following a fatal collision between a red Vauxhall Corsa and a pedestrian at around 11.52pm on Saturday 18 September.
Please get in touch if you have any information – call 101 quoting IML 1088396. https://t.co/RanXJJJhRC
— Cheshire Police (@cheshirepolice) September 20, 2021
Tributes have since poured in for Walsh who made his Super League debut for Widnes against Leeds Rhinos in 2017.
Widnes Vikings CEO Phil Finney commented: “I am devastated to hear the news of Liam’s passing this morning. Liam was a very special person and a very important part of our club for a number of years.
“He made a lasting impression on everyone he met with his sense of humour and contagious personality, he was a one off and will be remembered with great fondness by all at the club who had the pleasure of knowing him.
“We are all thinking about his family and friends at this really sad time.”