Soccer player killed in St. Louis park when makeshift goal collapses

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Authorities say a teenage soccer player is dead after a freak accident at a St. Louis park.

Ranger Chief Dan Stritzel at Wilmore Park said the 19-year-old man died Monday night after a makeshift steel goal collapsed on him. He said the teen was practicing with a group of teammates and was doing chin-ups on the goal when it collapsed on top of him.

Stritzel said teammates tried unsuccessfully to revive the man, whose name was not released.

Stritzel said park employees removed the makeshift goals.

The park provides aluminum goals that are secured in the ground, he said.

(Dave Keiser, KSDK-TV)

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