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Fundraiser helps boys hurt in train accident

SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- A Spartanburg County community is raising money to help pay the medical bills of two boys severely injured when a children's train ride derailed earlier this year.

The family of Camden and Morgan Harris has been hit with a $250,000 medical bill, and the boys face more surgery and rehabilitation, The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports.

The boys were taking their first ride on the popular miniature train ride at Cleveland Park in March when it went off the rails and into a ditch, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring 27.

Morgan, 5, has since had two brain surgeries. He attended Saturday's fundraiser in Inman with his grandparents. Camden, 8, stayed home with his mom. He underwent a 10th surgery Friday on the leg that was nearly severed in the crash.

Teen collapses, dies after football practice

DARLINGTON, S.C. --- Authorities say a high school football player in Darlington County collapsed and died after a morning practice Saturday.

Tyquan Xavier Brantley, 14, collapsed as he walked off the practice field and died at a hospital, The Morning News of Florence reported Sunday. He was a rising ninth-grader at Lamar High School.

Audrey Childers, a spokeswoman for the county school district, said it was the team's second day of practice. Players had on helmets but no pads and were on the field for an hour or so, she said.

County Coroner J. Todd Hardee said autopsy results will be released today or Tuesday.

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