Chickasha Football Player Dies After Collapsing in Practice


Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:47 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Sep 17, 2010 7:44 AM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

CHICKASHA, Oklahoma -- Officials at Children's Hospital report that Kody Turner, the Chickasha football player, died Friday morning.

The 16-year-old varsity player collapsed Tuesday afternoon following football practice which included sprints. The junior was rushed to a hospital in Chickasha and was later taken by a medical helicopter to OU's Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Learn more about Tuesday's heat-related collapse and including a statement released by his family.

You can see how his school is reacting to Kody's passing and how the community has organized prayer rings as the family faces the loss of the 16-year-old.

Children's Hospital officials said Turner died at about 4 a.m. The cause of death is not yet available.

Chickasha School Superintendent Jim Glaze said extra counselors as well as area youth pastors will be available for students.

The September 17 game between Chickasha and Noble was canceled. The funeral for Kody Turner will be held September 21 at 2 p.m. at the Grand Assembly of God in Chickasha.