Police: Log in fatal football practice mishap weighed 400 pounds

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. – Police say the log that killed a Long Island high school football player weighed about 400 pounds.

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

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

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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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