Thursday, August 10, 2017

Highschool football player Joshua Mileto, 16, was crushed to death in the head by a log during a workout camp at the Sachem East High School in Farmingville on Long Island

Farmingville high school football player killed in freak accident at workout camp

FARMINGVILLE, Long Island (WABC) -- A high school football camp turned tragic on Thursday when a player suffered serious injuries during a drill at Sachem East High School on Long Island and later died, Suffolk County police said.

The incident happened on the athletic field at the school on Granny Road in Farmingville around 8:40 a.m., according to Assistant Commissioner Justin Meyers.

According to police, during a strength and conditioning camp, some of the athletes were performing a drill carrying a log overhead. The log fell and struck Joshua Mileto, a student at the school, in the head.

Mileto, 16, of Farmingville, was transported by the Farmingville Fire Department to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Grief counselors have been at the school trying to help students and faculty members.