Va. high school player died from hit to head

Va. high school player died from hit to head

BRUNSWICK, VA (WWBT) - A high school football player from South Hill died from a hit to the head, according to preliminary findings from the Medical Examiner.

Jamond Salley was covering a kickoff late in the first half of Park View High School's game against Brunswick on Friday when he took a hard hit. He managed to walk off to the sideline, but his health deteriorated from there. During halftime, Salley lost consciousness and began having seizures. Medical personnel at the game began CPR onsite before transferring him to Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, where he later died.

The Medical Examiner's preliminary report determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head, according to the Brunswick Sheriff. The final report will take another four to six weeks.

Salley's teammates remember him as a quiet leader, a good student and one of the best offensive and defensive linemen on the team.

His funeral is scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Robert E. Lee Building in Chase City.

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