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Police: Log in fatal high school mishap weighed 400 pounds

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FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. -

(AP) - Police say the log that killed a Long Island high school football player weighed about 400 pounds (181 kilograms).

Joshua Mileto was killed when the 10-foot (3-meter) log he and other teammates at Sachem (SAY'-chehm) East High School were carrying during a training exercise struck him in the head.

The accident happened Thursday during a preseason conditioning camp at the school.

A funeral Mass for the 16-year-old 11th grader will be held Tuesday.

A fundraising effort for the Mileto family is getting an overwhelming community response.

A GoFundMe page set up by friends in the Farmingville community raised over $45,000 by Friday evening.

The high school canceled football practice Monday and Tuesday due to MIleto's wake and funeral.

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8/11/2017 5:40:48 PM (GMT -7:00)

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