December 7, 2013
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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