Morocco player Amine Harit involved in fatal car crash

FILE - In this file photo from March 27, 2018, Morocco midfielder Amine Harit prior to the start of a friendly soccer match between Morocco and Uzbekistan in Casablanca, Morocco. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, File)

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Local authorities in Marrakech say a player for Morocco’s national team at the World Cup has been in involved in a car crash in which someone died.

Amine Harit, a 21-year-old midfielder, was driving in the city on Friday when the accident occurred. According to reports, Harit collided with a pedestrian attempting to cross a road.

Hicham Boulatar, the regional authority’s head of communications in Marrakech, told The Associated Press that the victim was 29 or 30 years old, and that Harit’s brother was also in the vehicle.

Harit has been released pending an investigation and his passport has been suspended.

Morocco was eliminated from the World Cup in Russia at the end of the group stage.

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