Wednesday 18 October 2017

Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24

The footballer said: 'It is tragic news. My sincerest condolences go out to his family at this time'
The footballer said: 'It is tragic news. My sincerest condolences go out to his family at this time'

A van driver who swerved to avoid footballer Clark Carlisle's suicide attempt and consoled the lorry driver who hit him, has died aged 24.

Chris Kilbride was driving on the A64 near York when the former Burnley footballer stepped in front of an oncoming lorry in 2014.

The father-of-two from Leeds jumped from his car to console the goods vehicle driver and attend to Carlisle after calling 999.

The Sun reports that coroners in Leeds confirmed Mr Kilbride died on Thursday, but have not given any further details.

His father, also Chris, confirmed the death of his son on Facebook, and said: "It is with deep regret and a broken heart that I have to inform my friends that my son Chris Kilbride passed away yesterday.

"Thank you to all the people that have already passed on their thoughts. Rest in peace son, I’m already missing you like crazy... You will never leave my thoughts."

Clark Carlisle said: "It is tragic news. My sincerest condolences go out to his family at this time."

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