FOOTBALLERS Courtney Meppen-Walter has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two people died in a collision on Saturday night.
The 18-year-old was arrested after a silver Mercedes and a red Nissan Micra collided in north Manchester, leaving a 32-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman dead and two teenagers, believed to be 15 and 16, with serious head injuries.
It is believed that Meppen-Walter was driving the Mercedes. The 32-year-old man was driving the Micra with the 37-year-old woman in the front passenger seat and the two teenagers in the back, Greater Manchester Police said.
A second man, aged 19, who was driving a grey Volkswagen Golf, was also arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Defender Meppen-Walter joined Manchester City in 2003. He has also played for England's U-17 side. He is currently out of action with a knee injury.
A spokesperson for Manchester City said: "This is a devastating tragedy for this family and also for the Greater Manchester community at large.
"Manchester City Football Club offers its heartfelt condolences to the family and all affected by the events of yesterday evening.
"The situation is subject to an extensive investigation by Greater Manchester Police and therefore we are unable to make specific comment on the incident itself at this time."