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Blunt Force Trauma Killed Football Player

Updated: 1 year ago.
Authorities say a high school football player who died after a scrimmage suffered blunt force head and neck trauma. An investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office says 16-year-old Deantre Turman fractured a vertebra in his upper spinal cord during a preseason scrimmage Friday night. (Photo Courtesy of g83 via stock.xchng.)

Authorities say a high school football player who died after a scrimmage suffered blunt force head and neck trauma.

Betty Honey, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office, says 16-year-old Deantre Turman fractured a vertebra in his upper spinal cord during a preseason scrimmage at Benjamin Banneker High School in south Fulton County Friday night.

Officials have said Turman, a student at Creekside High School in Fairburn, was injured during what appeared to be a routine tackle.

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