Guthrie teen dies after mid-August heat stroke

Guthrie teen dies after mid-August heat stroke
Rue McNiel (Source: GoFundMe)

GUTHRIE, Texas (KCBD) - An 18-year-old student-athlete from Guthrie has died after a mid-August heat stroke during football practice.

That teenager, Rue McNiel, died Monday night at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. McNiel suffered the heat stroke on Aug. 13.

A GoFundMe account has been set up on behalf of the family. That is to help with medical costs associated with McNiel’s hospitalization.

A link to that GoFundMe can be found here.

Funeral plans have not been released at this time.

Crushing news: 18 year Rue McNiel of Guthrie passed away last night at Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston. Rue had...

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