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Former Arsenal forward, Jose Antonio Reyes, was driving at more than 135 miles per hour when his car crashed, Spanish police have confirmed.

Reyes’ funeral took place in his hometown of Utrera on Monday, following the fatal accident on Saturday.

The 35-year-old was registered with Segunda Division outfit Extremadura at the time of his death, having signed a short-term deal earlier this year.

A statement from former club Sevilla which announced Reyes’ death said his cousin, Jonathan Reyes, also died in the crash on the A-376.

The Guardia Civil confirmed to the Press Association on Tuesday evening, that an investigation into the incident was continuing, with speeding the “main cause” if not yet ruled the only factor.

They said the former Arsenal man had been the driver of the car.

“The speed limit in the area is 120kph. We can confirm it (the speed of the vehicle) was the main cause of the accident.

“Our investigation remains open, we do not know if there are more causes of the accident. But right now we can confirm that the main (cause) was the speeding, it was more than 220kmph,” a Guardia Civil spokesman said.

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