Jose Antonio Reyes: Spanish player was driving his car at expeditious speed of 147 mph before his car crashed, taking his life at 35.
In a tragic event, it was known that Jose Antonio Reyes passed away following a car crash accident in Spain while he was returning from his club’s training session.
After which, the tragedy happened and left everyone in grief, as the player was only 35-year-old. His ex-teammates and clubs shared posts online to express their condolences.
During the investigation of the accident, according to a report by Mundo Deportivo, it was surfaced that the Spanish player was driving the car at around 147 mph, 70 mph above the designated speed limit before losing control, as one of the tires got punctured.
It also reported he had not driven the vehicle, one of a fleet of high-powered cars he owned, for several months and the tyre pressure was not what it should have been.
The car is thought to have hit a concrete motor-block before flipping over and turning into the flames. The car lost control due to its punctured tire.
It also mentioned that Reyes was along with his two cousins as passengers. The ex-Spanish International instantly died with his cousin Jonathon Reyes. Meanwhile, Juan Manuel Calderon survived the tragedy but is deeply injured.
The death of the 35-year-old came as a shock and grieved by his fans. It is reported that his funeral will take place on Monday.
How twitter reacted
— AfcVIP (@VipArsenal) June 3, 2019
Of course, it’s horrendously sad news about José Antonio Reyes’ passing, a talented footballer who I thoroughly enjoyed watching during his time at Arsenal, but I struggle to feel sympathy after reading the story surrounding the car crash, where he himself was driving at 120mph
— Dan Cohen (@DanCohen17) June 3, 2019
This is how Sevilla and their fans bid farewell to Jose Antonio Reyes, who died in a traffic accident on Saturday.
— DW Sports (@dw_sports) June 3, 2019
The funeral of former Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes took place this morning in Utrera. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/c0xQvlTefk
— Arsenal FC News (@ArsenalFC_fl) June 3, 2019
'Our saddest day': Friends, family and former teammates make solemn visit to Sevilla FC's stadium for ex-Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes's wake with thousands due to pay their respects by his coffin before his funeral tomorrow pic.twitter.com/UfaO8SfwI4
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) June 3, 2019
Thanks for the memories, Jose Antonio Reyes ❤️
We will never forget you. pic.twitter.com/drgNVhDQBn
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) June 1, 2019
Devastated by the news of my old team mate Jose Antonio Reyes at Arsenal. What a player. My condolences goes out to his family and friends ! Rest in Peace. Big loss!@arsenal @sevillafc pic.twitter.com/du1bii2Iyu
— Sol Campbell (@SolManOfficial) June 1, 2019
"Te quiero hermano."
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) June 1, 2019