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Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard died while fleeing from police after his car was stopped for driving erratically.

The former Glamorgan batsman and son of England cricketer Matthew Maynard, is understood to have stood on a live rail line, before being hit by a train.

Maynard's Mercedes was pulled over in the early hours of Monday morning, but as officiers approached the car the 25-year-old bolted.

Shortly after, following a brief but intense police manhunt, Maynard's body was found on the tracks at Wimbledon Park Station.

Maynard, who was apparently en-route to see his girlfriend, was announced dead at the scene.

Maynard had been reprimanded by his county side for going out half way through a championship match against Sussex, but had returned for a Twenty20 match against Kent on Sunday.

Maynard's girlfriend, Carly Baker said on Twitter: "You're the most special man I have ever met. You made me the happiest girl. I love you always X"

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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