High schooler dies when log falls on him in football drill

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) Police say a group of New York high school football players were carrying a large log overhead for a workout when the wood fell on a 16-year-old and killed him.

Suffolk County police say Joshua Mileto was fatally struck in the head in during the pre-season drill. The 11th-grader was taken from Sachem (SAY'-chehm) East High School in Farmingville to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Sachem Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Graham posted a statement on the district's website Thursday.

He extended condolences to the Mileto's family and friends and said support services will be offered ''for as long as needed.''

A person at Mileto's home declined comment.

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