Joplin Student Dies After Freak Accident

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Joplin student is dead after a freak accident in a school gymnasium.

The student, 18-year-old Spencer Nicodemus, was volunteering at the school when the accident occurred.

The Jasper County coroner says a basketball goal fell and crushed the student.

Nicodemus was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

No other students were injured.

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