Rugby death drink probe


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DE­TEC­TIVES be­lieve a rugby league player who died in a car crash may have been drunk at the wheel.

Swin­ton Lions prop for­ward Dana Wil­son, 28, was killed when his Fiat Punto left the road and ploughed into a tree at about 3.30am on Sunday.

The New Zealand-born star, a fa­ther-of-three, was not dis­cov­ered un­til about 7.05am after passers-by no­ti­fied po­lice.

Of­fi­cers are now in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether Wil­son — who cel­e­brated winning the Co-op­er­a­tive Cham­pi­onship One ti­tle with the Lions on Fri­day — was over the limit when found in War­ring­ton.

A Cheshire Po­lice spokesman said cops “will ex­am­ine the cir­cum­stances of the crash in­clud­ing the pos­si­bil­ity that the driver may have been un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol”.

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