Drink-drive killer keeper’s return
FOOTBALLER and drink-drive killer Luke McCormick says he thought his goalkeeping days were over – as he returns to the club he played for when the tragedy happened.
McCormick, 29, was jailed for more than seven years in October 2008 for causing the deaths of Arron Peak, 10, and brother Ben, 8.
He was speeding and twice the drink-drive limit when his Range Rover ploughed into their family’s people carrier on the M6.
He was released from prison last year and after several spells with various clubs he will start the new season ‘keeping for Plymouth Argyle.
McCormick was playing for the team when he caused the tragic accident – which also left Arron and Ben’s dad Phil in a wheelchair.
He said: “For a period of time I had resigned myself to thinking that it wouldn’t happen, and I completely understood and accepted that.
“There was a time where I didn’t think I would play in the Football League again. I wouldn’t say I ever stopped believing, but that was just the way I felt at the time.”
The crash happened as Phil and wife Amanda, from Partington, Gtr Manchester, took their sons on a day out to Silverstone race track.
Plymouth Argyle sacked McCormick after the tragedy but controversially re-signed him on a one-year deal earlier this summer. McCormick added: “I’m hungrier than I’ve ever been. I feel like I have got a point to prove, which I didn’t necessarily have as much last time I was here.”