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South Korea international footballer crashes SUV, one dead

/ 05:05 PM November 09, 2018

South Korea’s midfielder Lee Chang-Min controls the ball during their AFC U23 Championship final football match between Japan and South Korea at Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha on January 30, 2016. (Photo by Karim JAAFAR / AFP)

South Korean international footballer Lee Chang-min was involved in a car crash which left one person dead and two more seriously injured, police said Friday.

The 24-year-old midfielder, who has seven senior caps and played at the Rio Olympics, crossed the center line when driving his SUV on the southern island of Jeju late Monday, they said.

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It collided with a car going in the opposite direction, killing a 68-year-old female passenger and seriously injuring the driver and another passenger.

Lee has since been questioned several times by police.

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“He admitted he had crossed the center line. But it’s been confirmed he was sober,” a police officer told AFP.

It was not clear whether Lee was over the speed limit, set at 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) per hour on the narrow and winding road, she added.

Lee plays for K League 1 side Jeju United.

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