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Georgia high school student dies from tackle

3:11 PM, Aug 19, 2013   |    comments
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(WXIA) A Georgia high school football player has died from injuries sustained during a scrimmage at Banneker High School Friday night.

De'Antre Turman, a player for Creekside High School, was taken to Grady hospital after being injured during the game, and was pronounced dead overnight.

Saturday evening, a Fulton County medical examiner ruled the cause of death was from a fracture of the third cervical vertebrae.

Witnesses at the scrimmage, including Turman's coach from an after-school college prep program, IDareU, Glenn Ford, watched Turman cover the Banneker receiver. The receiver caught the ball downfield and Turman immediately tackled him.

Witnesses say Turman "just immediately went limp."

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