A Western Kentucky teenager died after being hit in the head by a piece of football equipment on a practice field where he was helping move it.
Hopkinsville police say 17-year-old Jayvon Corey Quarles of Hopkinsville died Thursday as a result of blunt force trauma to his head. He was a senior at Hopkinsville High School, according to the Kentucky New Era. In addition to playing for the football team in the current season, he was on the school's "state champion powerlifting team in 2014 and was a state runner-up in the 175-pound division," the newspaper reported.
Police said Quarles was helping move the large, heavy piece of metal equipment at the practice field at Hopkinsville Middle School just before 4 p.m. CDT when it accidentally fell and hit him in the head.
A news release from police said Quarles was pronounced dead at a local hospital.