FORMER Barcelona academy ace Carter Payne has tragically been killed in a hit-and-run incident aged just 21.
The youngster’s death has been confirmed by club Tormenta FC after he struck while riding a lime scooter over the weekend.
Defender Payne, who was previously on the books at the Barcelona Residency Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona, sadly succumbed to his injuries at the Memorial Medical Center in Savannah.
Announcing the devastating news on Sunday, a Tormenta statement read: “South Georgia Tormenta FC are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Tormenta FC 2 defender Carter David Payne.
“A member of Tormenta FC 2’s 2022 USL League Two team, Payne was a tremendous athlete, team-mate and friend, and he will be sorely missed by everyone involved at the club.
“Carter was hospitalized at Memorial Health: Southeast Georgia Hospital after being involved in a vehicle, pedestrian accident in Statesboro, Georgia.
“Carter’s family, friends and the entirety of Tormenta Nation are grieving today.”
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