Wyatt Barber’s Autopsy: 9-Year-Old’s Cause Of Death Revealed

Wyatt Barber, 9, collapsed and died after running sprints at football practice and now an autopsy report has revealed his cause of death.

According to the report, the third grader passed away from an abnormal left main coronary artery in his heart, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Department indicated.

WCHS reports that the 9-year-old’s cause of death was determined by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, according to Sheriff Keith Wood.

The final autopsy report, according to the sheriff’s office, won’t be ready for another four to six weeks.

The Meigs County youngster was running sprints with his team, part of the Big Bend Youth Football League, when he collapsed. His coach noticed that he was laying on the ground unconscious and jumped right into CPR while dialing 911.

Barber was rushed to the hospital, however, he was pronounced dead a short time later, CBS reported.

The 9-year-old’s coach told the police that the recently deceased was engaged in a walk-through practice, not a contact practice.

A donation was setup on crowdfunding website GoFundMe by Michelle Sisson, a self-proclaimed football mom at Eastern Local School, on November 3 with the goal of raising $15,000.

In just one day, the fundraiser has raised over $8,300 from over 220 donators.

The money raised by the campaign is intended to be used to “help ease the financial burden” Wyatt’s death has placed on the loved ones he leaves behind.

Eastern Local School Superintendent Scott Gheen was quoted by Daily Mail as having said in a statement that Eastern Local’s staff, students and community “would like to express” their “sincere condolences to the family during this very unfortunate time.”

The staff, students, and community of Eastern Local would like to express our sincere condolences to the family during this very unfortunate time. The school has put in place grief counseling services to assist the students and staff in need.

To donate to Barber’s fundraiser, visit his GoFundMe page.

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