Indiana town supports father mourning death of his son killed during baseball practice
Towns like Union City are those types of towns where people know their neighbors and lend support to those in need, like now. Union City, Indiana is supporting Erik Williams as he mourns the death of his son, Dylan, who died after being struck in the head with a baseball during practice.
His father, who coaches the team, saw his son get hit and then fall to the ground. He recalls telling him to get up, but Dylan didn’t respond.
“I was trying to get him help,” Williams said, his voice breaking off. “I didn’t know what to do.”
Other fathers tried to help him by performing CPR but it seemed to be too late. Dylan was rushed to the hospital where he never regained consciousness. He was placed on life support. The family opted to take him off life support the next day. According to the Marion County Cororner’s Office Dylan died from “complications of blunt force trauma” to the right side of his head and neck.
This is just a really sad story of a family grieving someone they loved. Dylan is survived by a younger sister Briana, who’s 5, and an older brother who will turn 12 on Monday, the day of the wake.
Union City is a tight–knit community of about 5,000 people and the Union City Mayor Bryan Conklin said the boy’s death is “one of the saddest things” he’s ever heard.”
We will keep the Williams family in our prayers and the other bereaved as they remember the little boy they loved and try to move on from such a tragic loss.
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