High School Football Player Dies during Pre-Season Game
About the High School Football Accident
- DeAntre Turman, 16, was a junior at Creekside High School in Fairburn, Georgia.
- The teenager was participating in a pre-season game when he went limp and became unresponsive after making a tackle.
- Turman remained unresponsive as coaches and others attempted to revive him while waiting for paramedics to arrive.
- Turman was pronounced dead an hour later at Grady Memorial Hospital.
- It was determined that Turman had fractured his third vertebra during the play.
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