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Kentucky teenager killed moving heavy football equipment

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. -- A western Kentucky teenager has 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.

Police say 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.

CBS affiliate WTVF reports that students with the Hopkinsville High School Student Council started a Gofundme page to help Quarles' family.

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