College student killed during hammer throw at track meet
WHEATON, Ill. - A college student has died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at a track meet in suburban Chicago.
Wheaton College officials say 19-year-old student Ethan Roser of Cincinnati was volunteering at a track and field competition at the school Saturday when he was accidentally struck by a hammer.
The hammer used in such competitions is a metal ball attached to a steel wire. The athlete holds a grip at the other end of the wire and spins several times before releasing it. The hammer weighs as much as 16 pounds.
The college says Roser was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where he was pronounced dead.
Other details about the accident weren't immediately released.
School officials say Roser was a freshman from Cincinnati.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Deputies identify suspect who killed neighbor, arrested after barricading himself in home...
Pastor Tony Spell holds first service since court win in March 2020...
Deputies identify suspect in fatal shooting, standoff on W Chalfont Street
Flames consumed vacant home in Sunday morning arson on N Acadian East
Fifth annual Soul Food Festival has big opening day