Hopkinsville teen dies after being struck by football equipment
Published: Aug. 14, 2015 at 1:19 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2015 at 1:23 AM EDT
HOPKINSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Hopkinsville High School student died Thursday after a piece of heavy equipment fell on his head during football practice.
Jayvon Corey Quarles, 17, of Hopkinsville was helping move a large heavy piece of metal football equipment at the practice field at Hopkinsville Middle School when the equipment accidentally fell and struck Quarles in the head, Hopkinsville police said in a news release.
The accident happened just before 4 on Thursday.
He was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center where he was pronounced dead as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
The incident is under investigation.
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