A Premier League footballer has been detained by police after a car crash which killed a female passenger.

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Bolton Wanderers’ full-back Marcos Alonso is said to have been driving through the streets of Madrid when his car ‘flew off the road’ and hit a wall.

The 20-year-old, who escaped with minor injuries, was detained by police after failing a breathalyser test at the scene of the accident, according to Spanish newspaper reports. It is also reported that Alonso refused to take a second test, claiming he was suffering an anxiety attack.

He could now face a charge of negligent homicide.

A spokesman for Bolton Wanderers confirmed Alonso had been involved in an accident but refused to elaborate on the case.

The woman, who was one of five people in the car, died in hospital after suffering a heart attack and serious brain injuries. All three other passengers suffered serious injuries.

Alonso, a Spain under-19 international, signed for Bolton from giants Real Madrid in July 2010 on a three-year deal.