A Cincinnati-area teenager has been killed in an accident at a track and field competition near Chicago.
Ethan Roser, 19, was volunteering at the Wheaton College meet on Saturday when he was accidentally struck by a hammer during the hammer throw event, according to school officials.
Roser was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to MaxPreps, Roser graduated from Mason High School in 2016.
Wheaton College said he was a freshman transfer at the school, located about 25 miles west of Chicago.
"We are deeply grieved, but, because of our faith in Christ, not without hope," said Wheaton College President Philip Ryken. "We ask people to pray for Ethan's family, his friends, and our campus community.”
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