Soccer Player Killed

1 decade 5 months 2 days ago Tuesday, November 20 2007 Nov 20, 2007 Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:33:13 AM CST November 20, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police identify the soccer player killed at a St. Louis park as a 19-year-old originally from Iraq. Abudarb Karrar died last night when a portable metal soccer goal fell on him at Wilmore Park in the St. Louis Hills area. Police say Karrar was playing soccer with about a dozen friends when he grabbed a crossbar and swung from it, causing the goal to fall forward. Police spokesman Richard Wilkes says the crossbar struck Karrar's head and crushed his skull. His friends tried to revive him, but Karrar was pronounced dead at the scene. Park ranger chief Dan Stritzel says park employees removed the makeshift goal. He says the park provides aluminum goals that are secured in the ground, and he wasn't sure why the group was using portable goals.

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