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BH footballer dies after Florida accident

Published:Friday | August 15, 2014 | 8:00 AM
Rollin Francis (left) in action for Bull Bay against August Town's Terrence Allen during a Western Union KSAFA Jackie Bell KO at the UWI Bowl in 2008. - file

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

The Business House Football Association (BHFA) and the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), are now mourning following the death of the former National Water Commission (NWC), player Rollin Francis.

The 37-year-old Francis died yesterday in a hospital Miami, Florida, from injuries he sustained in a hit and run accident on Sunday. Francis was reportedly hit by a Cadillac Seville while trying to cross a road in Oakland Park Boulevard on Sunday.

Francis played his last match for the NWC on Wednesday, August 6 against Spanish Grain Stores in the semi-final of Business House Knockout competition.

great sadness

He presented Boys' Town, Maverley, August Town, Buff bay and Duhaney Park in the KSAFA Major and Super League competitions and Tivoli Gardens in the Premier League.

"It is with great sadness that we inform you that Rollin Francis has succumbed to his injuries today," said BHFA president Wayne Shaw in a media release yesterday. "Rollin has been a member of the Business House Family since 2001 and played his last match for NWC on Wednesday, August 6.

Meanwhile, KSAFA said in a release that the association is deeply saddened by Rollins' passing.

"On behalf of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association and the Business House Family, please join us in extending our deepest sympathy to the family members of the late Rollin Francis," the release said.