Mon., August 19, 2013 11:00am (EDT)

Blunt Force Trauma Killed Football Player
By Associated Press
Updated: 11 months ago

COLLEGE PARK, Ga.  —  
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. 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.