Suspected driver arrested over death of Dylan Price

A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a teenager in a crash the day before his 18th birthday.

Dylan Price was aged 17
Dylan Price was aged 17

A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a teenager in a crash the day before his 18th birthday.

Dylan Price died in a suspected hit-and-run crash in his home town of Bishop’s Castle last month. His funeral was held on Saturday.

West Mercia Police said the 42-year-old man, from Bishop’s Castle, had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He was arrested on Wednesday morning (13 October) and has since been released on police bail pending further investigations.

Officers said they are still appealing for information following the 17-year-old’s death on Sunday, September 19.

A spokesman for the force said: “At around 5am he was found on the B4385 Brampton Road in Bishops Castle. Officers and West Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene but sadly the young man died.

“A post-mortem examination revealed injuries consistent with a collision with a vehicle.”

Dylan died on Sunday, September 19, the day before his 18th birthday, with police saying they believe he had been hit by a vehicle.

He was found in the road on the B4385 Brampton Road, Bishop’s Castle, at around 5am by a driver who called the ambulance service and the police.

The case has rocked the community, with the streets of the town lined with hundreds of people for the young rugby player’s funeral on Saturday.

Dylan played rugby for Bishop’s Castle & Onny Valley Rugby Club, and previously Shrewsbury Colts, and people attending were asked to wear an item of red clothing, representing his passion for the sport.

His coffin was carried into the church past a guard of honour from his former teammates.

During a moving service Dylan’s father, Darren Price, spoke of his pride in his son.

He said: “I held your hand when you were small, watched you grow, standing tall – become a man. You may have gone, but you’re still in our hearts – there my boy, we will never part.”

Delivering Dylan’s eulogy rugby club stalwart Henry Wilson said the “unafairness and injustice” at what had happened would “live with us for a lifetime”.

He described Dylan’s love of family, saying: “There is no doubt that to Dylan family was everything,”, and urged people to take the lessons from the way the youngster had carried himself.

He said: “There is so much that we can learn from the way he conducted himself, and most importantly the impact that one smile can have on any room.”

Officers have said they are still appealing for anyone with information about Dylan’s death to come forward.

Anyone with any information can call 101 quoting incident 140i of September 19.

People can also provide information by visiting the West Mercia Police website or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. o provide information by visiting the West Mercia Police website or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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