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Teenage rugby player is killed just hours before his 18th birthday in suspected hit and run 

A teenage rugby player was killed in a suspected hit-and-run just one day before his 18th birthday, as his teammate's morn the tragic death.

Dylan Price, 17, was found in a country lane just hours before he would have been celebrating his milestone birthday.

Dylan was a committed member of Bishop's Castle Rugby Club, went to Bishop's Castle school and was a lifeguard at the local leisure centre in Shropshire.

People described the young rugby player as having a 'smile everyone loved to see'

Dylan was a committed member of Bishop's Castle Rugby Club, went to Bishop's Castle school and was a lifeguard at the local leisure centre in Shropshire

Dylan Price, 17, was found in a country lane just hours before his 18th birthday

People described him as having a 'smile everyone loved to see'.

Dylan was found with fatal injuries on Brampton Road between Lydbury North and Bishop's Castle just after 2am on Sunday. 

A club spokesman said: 'Words cannot describe the feelings the boys are going through at the club right now.

'Dylan Price was not only a club member or team mate he was a friend, a brother and always a smile everyone loved to see around the changing room.

'He always gave his everything in to all he did, not just on the rugby pitch. Dylan will forever be a part of Bishops Castle Rugby Club and will never be forgotten.

'Our thoughts and love go out to the family in this tough time.' 

Police officers believe he had been hit by a vehicle while he was walking along the road, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

A fund-raising page has collected more than £4,000.

A Bishop's Castle Rugby Club said: 'Words cannot describe the feelings the boys are going through at the club right now

Police are urging people who may have seen Dylan walking along Brampton Road or any vehicles or people in the area acting suspiciously to get in touch

His parents - who also have two daughters - were described as devastated and appealing for privacy.

Detective Inspector Dafydd Jones said: 'This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the young man's family at this incredibly difficult and upsetting time.'

Officers have today been in Brampton Road to talk to anyone that might have information relating to Sunday's incident.

Police are urging people who may have seen Dylan walking along Brampton Road or any vehicles or people in the area acting suspiciously to get in touch.

Officers would also like residents and businesses with CCTV or doorbell cameras, or motorists with dash-cam footage of the area at around that time to contact police.

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