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Youth football league pays tribute to former player, coach killed in accident

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 24 2013 05:48:52 PM CDT

Justin Roberts Memorial

BATH, Pa. -

A youth football league in Northampton County kicked off its season with a special tribute to a former player and coach who died in a tragic accident.

The Bath Lions held a special ceremony Saturday, dedicating a memorial for Justin Roberts.

The 24-year-old was killed after a dump truck collided with a car on Route 611 in Forks Township back in March.

Roberts once played in the youth league and coached for the last three years.

His jersey was also retired today.