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July 19, 2013

Dad didn't think son's fatal baseball injury bad

UNION CITY (AP) — The father of an 8-year-old eastern Indiana boy who died after being hit by a baseball says he at first didn't think his son was badly hurt.

Erik Williams says his son Dylan was playing first base during a Union City all-star team practice on Tuesday when a teammate threw a ball that hit him in the neck.

Williams tells WISH-TV he shouted at Dylan to get up and that he should've been paying attention. He then went to pick up his son and found him limp.

Dylan was taken from the city about 30 miles east of Muncie to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, where he died Wednesday of blunt force trauma.

Williams tells WRTV that doctors described Dylan's death as a one in 10 million chance.

 

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