Milwaukee teen dies from back flip injury

Posted at 11:10 PM, Jan 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-17 11:18:41-05

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee teenager has died after he was injured doing a back flip in a high school gym class in October.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says 17-year-old Trenton White was pronounced dead Friday at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

The official cause of death was listed as complications of multiple cervical fractures.

White was admitted to the hospital on Oct. 6 after suffering a neck injury. A Milwaukee police report says he had done several back flips just as his gym class ended at Barack Obama School in Milwaukee, but on his last flip landed on the back of his head and neck.

An autopsy performed Saturday determined the teen died of spinal injuries.