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Texas teen dies after suffering heat stroke during football practice

Rue McNiel, died Monday night at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.
Rue McNiel, died Monday night at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.(GoFundMe via KCBD)
Published: Aug. 25, 2020 at 2:52 PM CDT
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GUTHRIE, Texas (KCBD) - An 18-year-old student-athlete from Guthrie has died after a mid-August heat stroke during football practice.

That teenager, Rue McNiel, died Monday night at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. McNiel suffered the heat stroke on Aug. 13.

A GoFundMe account has been set up on behalf of the family. That is to help with medical costs associated with McNiel’s hospitalization.

A link to that GoFundMe can be found here.

Funeral plans have not been released at this time.

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