Dutch Fork High School student athlete dies after collapsing on field at football practice

South Carolina News

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – The Dutch Fork High School community is remembering a student who collapsed during football practice and later died.

According to a statement released by School District Five, the student passed away Tuesday after collapsing at football practice at Dutch Fork High School. The student was taken to Prisma Health-Parkridge where he died.

The student was identified by the Richland County Coroner’s Office as 17-year-old Jack Alkhatib of Irmo, South Carolina.

 “We are working with SLED and Richland County Sheriff Department to fully investigate this matter. Our thoughts are with his family, the Dutch Fork High School Family, and the Lexington-Richland 5 family”, said Coroner Rutherford.

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