Texas High School Freshman Struck By Discus Dies

HEREFORD (March 21, 2013)—A funeral is scheduled for Thursday in Hereford for a freshman high school athlete who died nine days after a flying discus hit him in the hip.

The funeral for Joshua Ramirez will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of God of the First Born.

Dan Eytcheson of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home says burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Hereford school district officials say the 15-year-old Hereford High School freshman died Sunday at Hereford Regional Medical Center.

A district statement said Ramirez was stretching for an event in Plainview on March 8 when the discus hit him.

He went to the hospital for a follow-up exam March 10, said his pain was worsening, was admitted, placed in intensive care and died Sunday.