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Prep Football: Georgia standout dies after suffering spinal cord injury during scrimmage

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FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) — The death of a suburban Atlanta high school player who suffered a spinal cord injury during a preseason football game has prompted an investigation by Georgia authorities.

De’Antre Turman, a 16-year-old junior at Creekside High School in Fairburn, Ga., fractured a vertebrae in his upper spinal cord during a scrimmage Friday night, investigators in the Atlanta area’s Fulton County Medical Examiner’s officials have said.

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