33-YEAR-OLD JAMIE MCCARTHY has died in South Carolina.
The Cork native was living in America with his girlfriend before his death.
It is believed McCarthy won a scholarship to Coastal Carolina University, where he worked most recently as a coach to students at the establishment.
According to Independent, the runner died in a collision of cars near Myrtle Beach, and his girlfriend was rushed to hospital and believed to be in a critical condition.
Awful news about Cork distance runner Jamie McCarthy, a member of the Irish junior team that won European cross country silver in 2004. The 33-year-old was killed in a car crash last night near his home in South Carolina. RIP https://t.co/LSJI2CzBlK pic.twitter.com/uMZPzZEGCC
— Cathal Dennehy (@Cathal_Dennehy) February 16, 2018
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