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Moreno Valley boy collapses and dies while playing during school recess

Child may have had undetected medical condition that contributed to his death

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. - Authorities today released the name of an 11-year-old boy who collapsed while playing football at his middle school in Moreno Valley and later died at a hospital.

   Elijah Allen died Tuesday shortly after 1 p.m. at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, according to the Riverside County coroner's office.

   Deputies responded at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday to Vista Heights Middle School in the 2300 block of Old Lake Drive, where employees were giving the boy CPR, said Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt. John Del Valle.

   ``The investigation determined the juvenile collapsed while playing during lunchtime,'' he said.

   The youth had an unspecified medical condition that may have contributed to his death, Del Valle said.


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