Coroner: Player died of heart failure

BY foxsports • September 10, 2011

A Mississippi high school football player who died after collapsing on the field during a game suffered what the Jackson County coroner said was a form of heart failure.

Coroner Vicki Broadus said Saturday that Latrell Dunbar of D'Iberville High School suffered what was listed as "an acute cardiac event."

What triggered it was not known. Broadus said in a telephone interview that there was no sign of an injury on the field that led to his death. And there is no indication of an underlying health problem that might have brought on the heart failure.

Dunbar, a junior running back, was pronounced dead at an Ocean Springs hospital Friday night after collapsing during a football game at Gautier (GOH shay) High School.

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