LAS VEGAS – The teenager who died Thursday during an athletic event in south Las Vegas has had his cause of death disclosed.
According to the Clark County Coroner, Ashari Hughes, 16, died of “anomalous genesis of the right coronary artery from the left coronary sinus of Valsalva.”
According to the National Institutes of Health, the disorder is a “rare congenital defect that accounts for less than 3% of all congenital cardiac malformations.”
Hughes died after falling at Desert Oasis High School in south Las Vegas after an athletic event. On Monday, a vigil will be held at Centennial High School.
Dr. Jesus Jara, Superintendent of the Clark County School District, issued a statement about Hughes’ death on Friday, saying, in part, “When a tragedy occurs, it affects not only that school, but the entire Clark County School District family, and we grieve with the students, staff, and families affected by the loss.”
Principal Ian Salzman of Desert Oasis High School asked parents of children touched by Hughes’ death to keep an eye out for behavioral changes or signs of mourning.
“The school and the entire district mourn the loss of this precious life,” Salzman wrote to parents in an email.
Credits: 8 News Now
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