Costa Rica’s Marshall dies in crash

Costa Rica soccer player Dennis Marshall and his wife were killed Thursday in a two-vehicle car accident in the mountains near the capital San Jose.

The couple were killed when their car collided head-on with a truck, according to a report from the Red Cross.

A statement from the country’s football federation said, "The Costa Rican Football Federation deeply laments the death of the national team player Dennis Marshall Maxwell and his wife Meylin Masis Castro.

"The thoughts of executive committee, selection committee, technical staff and his team-mates, and sporting and administrative personnel of FEDEFUTBOL, are with their families."

The couple were reportedly returning to San Jose from Marshall’s grandfather’s funeral when the crash happened.

"It’s a tough blow. He was a young guy with a big future and I send my most heartfelt condolences to his family," said Ricardo La Volpe, the national team’s head coach.

Marshall, 25, had recently returned to Costa Rica following the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament in the United States.

The defender scored a goal Saturday in a loss to Honduras. Marshall scored to make it 1-1 in regulation time before his squad lost 4-2 on penalties.

Marshall played internationally for Danish club Aalborg.

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