Donations surge for victim of high school football mishap
FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- A fundraising effort for the family of a Long Island high school football player killed in a pre-season training accident is getting an overwhelming community response.
Joshua Mileto was killed Thursday when a log he and other teammates at Sachem (SAY'-chehm) East High School were carrying during a training exercise fell and struck him in the head. The accident happened during a preseason conditioning camp at the school.
A GoFundMe page set up by friends in the Farmingville community had raised over $30,000 by midday Friday.
A spokeswoman for the Sachem School District said the start of football training will begin Monday as scheduled. Neither administrators nor coaches were available to comment.
The 16-year-old wide receiver and defensive back was described by friends as a selfless, caring teenager.