High School Football Player Dies After Scrimmage

ATLANTA (AP) — A high school football player in Georgia has died after being injured during a scrimmage.

Mary Beth Hauptle, an investigator with the Fulton County medical examiner’s office, says 16-year-old Deantre Turman was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta at just after 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Local media reports say the Creekside High School junior died after being injured during a game at Benjamin Banneker High School in south Fulton County.

Hauptle said she couldn’t release any details of Turman’s injuries until after an autopsy was completed Saturday and family members were notified.

Fulton County schools spokeswoman Samantha Evans told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the district’s hearts and prayers go out to Turman’s family. She said Turman’s death was “truly a horrific way to begin a school year.”

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