Teen Dies When Football Drill Involving Log Goes Wrong
16-year-old was struck in the head
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 10, 2017 3:40 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Police say a group of New York high school football players were carrying a large log overhead for a workout when the wood fell on a 16-year-old and killed him, the AP reports. Suffolk County police say Joshua Mileto was fatally struck in the head during the pre-season drill. The 11th-grader was taken from Sachem East High School in Farmingville to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Sachem Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Graham posted a statement on the district's website Thursday. He extended condolences to the Mileto's family and friends and said support services will be offered "for as long as needed."

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