A talented young footballer has been named as the man who died after falling from a flyover bridge. Declan Sullivan, 20, suffered fatal injuries in the tragedy in the early hours of Tuesday morning on the Aston Expressway, Birmingham. The tragedy saw the A38 Aston Expressway closed northbound, with paramedics and police in attendance, but nothing could be done to save Declan’s life.
Tributes have flooded in for much-loved Declan, described by the club he played for as a “community champion.” Declan, who had trials with Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion, worked closely with younger members of the club, particularly those from difficult backgrounds, the Birmingham Mail reports.He also helped run a community project called The Big Fish, which worked with young people, and would attend trips to Germany with Continental Star. “He was more than important to the club, he was a vital part of the club,” Lincoln Moses, manager of Continental Star FC, said. “Declan would help to run some of the practice sessions for the under 7s and the young people looked up to him.”