Saturday, September 13, 2008
High school football player dies in rollover crash
By Curt Brown and Paul Walsh, Star Tribune
Red Rock Central called off the football game after a car crash killed 17-year-old tight end Chris Miller. Two others were injured.
Coach Brian Walker was joking around with tight end Chris Miller after Thursday\'s Red Rock Central football practice. Miller, a senior, suffered a concussion two weeks ago and sat out last week.
Miller and two teammates hopped in a car and headed to a girls\' volleyball game in Edgerton.
A short while later, a call from an assistant coach to Walker foreshadowed tragic news. The assistant coach had heard emergency vehicles roar past his home in Sanborn, a southwestern Minnesota town about 150 miles from the Twin Cities.
Miller, 17, and his two teammates had been in a car wreck. All three were injured, Miller fatally. He died Friday morning after being airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. The two teammates who were in the car with Miller suffered minor injuries, including 16-year-old quarterback Jake Fredrickson, who was driving.
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