HS football player dies after log falls on him

August 11, 2017 | Courtesy of usatoday.com

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An 11th-grade Long Island high school football player died after what the school district described as a "horrific accident" in practice Thursday morning.

The Sachem East High player, 16-year-old Joshua Mileto, was participating in a strength and conditioning drill where players carried a log overhead when a log fell and struck Mileto in the head, the Suffolk County Police Department said in a statement. Mileto was transported to the Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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