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." (Read more accidental death stories.)

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