Branch kills boy as storm forces baseball teams from field
TUPELO, MS - Authorities say a falling tree branch killed a 10-year-old boy as baseball teams were leaving the field because of a storm.
Multiple media outlets report the accident happened Saturday evening during a baseball tournament in Tupelo.
Tupelo Parks and Recreation Director Alex Farned says players were being called off the field at Ballard Park because of the weather when the tree limb snapped and hit the child in the back of the head.
The boy, from Byhalia, was taken to North Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The remainder of the travel baseball tournament has been cancelled.
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