Ind. baseball death creates lifesaving legacy

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UNION CITY, Ind. (AP) — An 8-year-old eastern Indiana boy who was fatally injured when struck in the neck by a baseball is leaving a legacy of steps taken to save the lives of others.

The July 18 death of Dylan Williams of Union City spurred a nonprofit to donate eight automatic external defibrillators to the area about 75 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Also, the Union City Baseball Boosters organization now will require all of its head and assistant coaches to receive training in how to use the lifesaving machines and in CPR.

Boosters President Cobie Wells tells The (Muncie) Star Press one of the defibrillators was placed with Dylan’s family, one at the baseball diamonds where the boy was injured, two with the police department, and four with area school corporations. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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