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Teen Dies After Being Struck by Softball on 16th Birthday

SAN DIEGO (KTLA) — A high school student died after being hit by a softball on the school’s athletic field.

The student has been identified as Taylor Dorman.

Officials say Dorman was hit in the chest by the ball during his high school physical education class and collapsed on the field.

Paramedics reportedly stabilized Dorman before he was flown to a hospital, where he died a few hours later.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office will determine Dorman’s official cause of death, and will investigate whether other medical conditions played a role in his death.