June 20 (UPI) -- British authorities investigating the death of Argentinian soccer player Emiliano Sala arrested a 64-year-old man on "suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act."
The star football player had just joined Cardiff City of Britain's Premier League and was traveling from France to meet teammates when the crash occurred.
Detective Inspector Simon Huxter of the Dorset Police Major Crime Investigation Team said in a statement the arrest of the North Yorkshire man was part of a wide-ranging investigation into the circumstances surrounding Sala's death.
"He is assisting with our inquiries and has been released from custody under investigation," Huxter said in a statement.
He said the man has not been charged.
"I would ask the media and members of the public to refrain from speculation, as this could cause additional distress to the families involved as well as potentially hinder the investigation," he said.
The families of both Sala and Ibbotson have been informed of the recent developments by family liaison officers, officials said.