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Prep football player dies at scrimmage

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POSTED August 29, 2013 9:53 p.m.

RIVERSIDE  (AP) — A high school football player has died after collapsing on the field during a game.

Sixteen-year-old Tyler Lewellen attended Arlington High School in Riverside.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says he took the bench following a Tuesday night scrimmage at Rubidoux High School in Jurupa Valley, then fell over, had a seizure and lost consciousness.

The paper says he was declared clinically dead on Tuesday night. A Facebook post from the family indicated that the teen had bleeding in his brain.

The cause of his death is under investigation.

 

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