Miodrag Ješić, a former football player and coach of FC Partizan, died in a freak car accident last night. Read on to find out how Miodrag Ješić died, what happened, and what was the reason for the car accident that killed him.
The Serbian footballer-turned-coach was driving alone in his car when he collided with a speeding truck in Ruma. Police investigate the tragedy that left Miodrag Ješić dead.
Who was Miodrag Jesic?
Miodrag Ješić was a Serbian football player and manager. He was born on November 30, 1958 in Osečenica. Ješić played for FC Partizan between 1974 and 1985, where he made 342 appearances and scored 81 goals.
From 1985 to 1989 Ješić played for Altay SK where he scored 29 goals in 136 games. He then completed his playing career with Trabzonspor with nine goals in 37 games in the 1989-90 season.
In 1993, Ješić started his teaching career at FK Obilić and helped the staff reach the Yugoslav Cup final. He then went on to manage numerous different Serb groups along with OFK Beograd and his native Partizan. Most recently, he coached the Saudi Arabian First Division League team Al Shoulla.
Miodrag Ješić dies in a car accident: how did it happen?
Miodrag Ješić died in a car accident on Thursday, December 8, 2022 in Ruma, Serbia. He was traveling alone in his car when he collided with a truck coming from the other side in an uninhabited part of the town of Jarak.
After the collision, Ješić’s car was completely wrecked, while much of the truck was crushed inward due to the enormous impact. Long lines of cars were designed at the crash site and the police had to divert visitors from the scene.
Ješić’s body was sent for autopsy and results are awaited at this time. The former soccer player was 64 years old at the time of his premature death.
What was the reason for Miodrag Ješić’s car accident?
The police are currently investigating the reason for the accident that killed Miodrag Ješić. The driver, who was also slightly injured in the accident, was being questioned and examined on suspicion of driving under the influence.
According to a report, the driving force revealed that the car pulled in front of the van at the time the collision could not be avoided and was moving in a zig-zag pattern. An additional investigation into the case is underway.
Tributes appear online for Miodrag Ješić
Following the tragic death of Miodrag Ješić, tributes have appeared on social media where fans remember him for the chronicles he achieved as a player and manager.
Funeral arrangements can be made as soon as the body has been released to your family. We’ll keep you posted when an obituary for the late manager and football player goes to print.
Details about the survivors of Miodrag Ješić are not available at this time. Our deepest condolences to his family. May God allow his soul to relax in peace.