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Special Olympics Participant Dies after Competition in Troy

An Olympian participant died shortly after competing in Saturday’s Special Olympic events in Troy.

Officials have confirmed a student from the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind collapsed following the 100 meter track and field event.

Emergency medical staff were unable to revive 20-year-old Aaron Boyd after he suddenly felt ill and started having seizures.

Boyd was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Boyd was a student at the Helen Keller School which is a part of the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind.

Students have returned to campus and counselors are available for grief counseling.

Memorial plans are underway for Boyd.


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