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William Glendinning, 18, killed after off-road buggy flips on top of him as he rides it on farmland 

William Glendinning, a teenage rugby player from Cheshire, who was killed after his off-road buggy rolled over on him as he drove through farmland

18-year-old rugby player is killed when an off-road buggy rolls over on him as he drives him through farmland

  • William Glendinning was driving the buggy around a farm in Hertfordshire last Friday
  • Hertfordshire Police and paramedics responded to a 999 call at 5.15pm
  • He rolled over and was pronounced dead at the scene after multiple injuries
  • The Cheshire teenager was passionate about ‘rugby, drama and the piano’

An 18-year-old Cheshire rugby player has been killed after his off-road buggy rolled over on him as he drove through farmland.

William Glendinning, a ‘much loved son and brother’ who was ‘loved by everyone’, was driving the buggy on a farm in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, when it rolled over.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene following a 999 call at 5.15pm on Friday September 23.

But the teenager suffered multiple life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

William Glendinning, a teenage rugby player from Cheshire, who was killed after his off-road buggy rolled over on him as he drove through farmland

William Glendinning, a teenage rugby player from Cheshire, who was killed after his off-road buggy rolled over on him as he drove through farmland

An investigation has been opened into the accident.

William’s family paid tribute tonight to the young man who was an avid student of theater as well as a talented pianist.

Paying tribute to him, his family said: “William was a much loved son and brother who was educated at Uppingham School in Rutland where he had a passion for rugby, drama and the piano.”

“He was loved by all and will be sorely missed.”

The 'much loved son and brother' who was 'loved by everyone' was driving the buggy (file image) on a farm in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, when it rolled over

The ‘much loved son and brother’ who was ‘loved by everyone’ was driving the buggy (file image) on a farm in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, when it rolled over

A Hertfordshire Police spokesman said: “The family of a man who died in a collision at Bishop’s Stortford have paid their respects.

“Police were called following an incident on farmland off St James Way near Moor Hall Farm. An off-road buggy has been reported to have overturned.

“William Glendinning, 18, from Cheshire, was seriously injured and sadly died at the scene.”

Constable Dale Morris, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with William’s family at this difficult time and our investigations are ongoing.”

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