Sources said that Manchester City defender Courtney Meppen-Walter, born in Bury, Greater Manchester, was driving a "low-powered" Mercedes during the crash.
He joined Man City in July 2010, according to the club's website.
It also said the youth-team player has been a regular in the England under-17 side.
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