Man killed in suspected hit-and-run named locally as Doncaster father-of-two

A man who died after being involved in a suspected hit-and-run on a major Doncaster road has been named locally.

Sunday, 24th November 2019, 12:57 pm

Emergency services were called to the A630 High Road between the junction of Tenter Road and the Holiday Inn following reports that a man was lying injured in the carriageway at around 11:50pm on Friday, November 22.

The man, named locally as 29-year-old Jamie Cantrill, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

It is reported that Mr Cantrill leaves behind a partner and two children, including a five-month-old baby.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision.

A police spokesman said: “His family are being supported by South Yorkshire Police specialist officers at this very difficult time.

“The team investigating this incident believe the pedestrian’s injuries were caused by a collision with a car, and are particularly interested in a white vehicle – possibly a Seat - which did not stay at the scene.”

Relatives of the 29-year-old have expressed their sadness on Facebook.

They are urging anyone with information as to either the identity of the driver or the whereabouts of the car to come forward.

In a post on Facebook Christine Coles, a relative of Mr Cantrill said: “My relative died early this morning from injuries from a hit and run car. It happened at Warmsworth on the A630, possibly a white SEAT, if you know of any such car being submitted for repair with front end damage please get in touch, does anyone have any dashcam evidence?”

Bayer Leopardkusen – a football team of which Mr Cantrill was formerly a player – also paid tribute to the father-of-two.

On Twitter, it said: “This morning we received the devastating news that one of our former players Jamie Cantrill, passed away after being in a road traffic accident. His cousin Ashley still plays for us and several of our players and officials still kept in touch with Jamie who was a great lad.

“We would like to thank @_RosehillFC for their understanding in cancelling tomorrows game as our players are truly shocked and devastated at losing such a popular player. We send all of our condolences to his family and many friends.

“We are already sorting out a night in January to raise funds for his family to include various ex footballers and entertainers. We will put details on here as soon as we have got it arranged. Our love and prayers are with all the Cantrill family at this terrible time.”

Did you witness what happened? Anyone with information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1046 of November 23.