Who Was Ollie Gatfield? Stevenage Football Pays Tribute To 19-Year-Old Fan Tragically Killed While Traveling Home From Game

Ollie Gatfield is a 19-year-old supporter of Stevenage Football Club, who tragically lost his life on Saturday. Another fan named Liam Sharpe also remains in a coma at the hospital. This incident happened on January 13, 2024, when his car collided with a tree on the A602 Park Way in Hitchin. Ollie Gatfield’s death received condolences from Stevenage Football Club. In this post, we will take a look at who Ollie Gatfield was and details about his cause of death.

Who Was Ollie Gatfield?

Ollie Gatfield was 19 years old at the time of death. It is understood the white Volkswagen Polo left the road and hit a tree on the A602 Park Way, near the junction with Charlton Road shortly before 8.40 pm.

Cops confirmed the teen sadly died at the scene and next of kin have been informed while being supported by specially trained officers.

Stevenage Football Pays Tribute To 19-Year-Old Fan

A statement from Stevenage FC read: “Stevenage Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of 19-year-old supporter Ollie Gatfield on Saturday.

“A dedicated member of the East Terrace, Ollie followed Stevenage home and away and attended the weekend’s win at Shrewsbury Town.

“He was involved in a tragic car accident on the way home from the game along with another Stevenage fan, who remains in a coma at the hospital. 

“The thoughts of everyone connected to Stevenage are with Ollie’s family and loved ones at this incredibly sad time.

“As a tribute to Ollie’s life, we are asking both Stevenage and Barnsley supporters to join in with a minute’s applause before the game.” 

Emotional tributes have poured in as the saddened community joins together.

On that evening, Ollie Gatfield wasn’t alone in the car and was accompanied by his friend Liam Sharpe, another die-hard fan of Stevenage FC. While Sharpe survived the accident, he experienced severe shock and is currently in a coma.

Gatfield and Sharpe were in a white Volkswagon Polo that evening, returning home after attending the 3 pm One League match between Shrewsbury Town and Stevenage at the Montgomery Waters Meadow stadium, which Stevenage FC had won.

Ollie Gatfield’s Death: Police Investigate His Death

Herts Police confirmed: “A man sadly passed away at the scene.

“His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers, while a second man has been taken to hospital.”

If anyone has any information about the accident Herts Police are urging them to call the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 670 of 13 January, 2024.

Sergeant Nicholas Kane, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit added: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this extremely difficult time.

“We are currently working to establish the circumstances around what happened and are appealing to the public for their assistance.

“Did you see a white VW Polo being driven in the area around the time? Did you capture anything of note on a dash cam? If you have any information at all, please get in touch. Thank you.”

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