As family and friends grieve, the cause of death is in for a 12-year-old taken way too soon while warming up for school basketball practice.
As TribLive in Pittsburgh reports, Jayson Kidd, 12, of Bridgeville, Pa., died of natural causes involving his coronary artery, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The tragedy occurred late Wednesday afternoon during basketball practice at Chartiers Valley Middle School. Jayson collapsed, then was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
It was not reported whether the school employed any automatic defibrillator devices on the boy.
In establishing a Go Fund Me page for his son’s funeral expenses, Jayson’s father, Jay Kidd, wrote this in part:
“We never expected anything like this to happen to our family. Jayson’s heart stopped during basketball practice, and they could not bring him back.”Source
The high school soccer manager ‘greatly enjoyed’ his team’s championship victory Saturday. Later that evening, he was dead.
Now, late student Blake Barklage’s high school is mourning his untimely death. As 6ABC in Philly reports, the tragedy occurred at La Salle College High School in Montgomery County, Pa.
In a letter to parents, the school announced that the senior died after ‘a sudden cardiac incident’ Saturday night.
No other information about his health, including his COVID-19 vaccination status, was made public. His exact age wasn’t immediately reported.Source