(ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION) — A Creekside High School football player has died after being injured in a scrimmage Friday night.
De’Antre Turman, an 11th grader and cornerback for the Seminoles, died after being hurt on the Banneker High School field in College Park, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed on Saturday.
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Turman, 16, died of a broken neck later Friday night at Grady Memorial Hospital. The Medical Examiner’s Office said Turman’s death resulted from his neck vertebrae being broken “due to blunt force trauma.”
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of this student,” Fulton County school system spokeswoman Samantha Evans said. “This is a truly horrific way to begin a school year.”