Brazilian player killed in car crash

A 22-year-old player from a small Brazilian club has been killed

in a car crash after practice.

Paulista said Jorge Junior died when he crashed on his way to

visit relatives after training with the team on Thursday. His car

rolled over several times, but few other details on the crash were


Local media reported that Jorge Junior’s girlfriend survived the

accident near the city of Brotas.

The midfielder had not been summoned to play in the team’s match

against Sao Paulo later Thursday. His teammates were told about his

death only after the team’s 3-1 loss to Sao Paulo.

Paulista is in the first division of the Sao Paulo state

championship but doesn’t play in the national league’s top flight.

It won the Brazilian Cup in 2005.