View Full Version : Wycombe's Philo dies after crash

23-01-2006, 08:19 AM
"Wycombe Wanderers' 21-year-old midfielder Mark Philo has been killed in a car accident.

Philo, who made 17 appearances for the Chairboys since joining as a trainee, was in a two-car crash in Wokingham, Berkshire, early on Saturday.

Manager John Gorman did not tell his players about the accident until after their 2-0 win over Notts County.

He said: "He was a fantastic kid. He lived for football and always had a smile on his face."

A statement on Wycombe's website said Philo had suffered head injuries, adding that the player would be "sorely missed".

The gate at the team's home ground, the Causeway Stadium, is to be left open over the weekend for fans to leave flowers and tributes.

Police said Philo was taken to hospital after his Vauxhall Astra car was in collision with a Renault Megane at the junction of Sandhurst Road and Finchampstead Road in Wokingham, Berkshire.

Fire crews had to cut Philo and his two male passengers out of his car. The passengers were both unhurt. Police have not yet named the other driver, who died at the scene."