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Funeral set Monday for Collinsville freshman who died in school accident

Students, parents react to death of Collinsville High freshman

In this BND file video from Sept. 22, 2016, freshman Tray Turner's death shocked and saddened students at Collinsville High School. Tray fell in a stairwell at the school on Sept. 19, 2016, and suffered severe head injuries.
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In this BND file video from Sept. 22, 2016, freshman Tray Turner's death shocked and saddened students at Collinsville High School. Tray fell in a stairwell at the school on Sept. 19, 2016, and suffered severe head injuries.

Funeral services are set Monday for 14-year-old Traysion “Tray” Turner, who died Thursday after a tragic incident at Collinsville High School.

Services for the Collinsville freshman will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Irwin Chapel in Glen Carbon, according to an obituary.

Tray died at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis surrounded by family members at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The student was injured on Monday afternoon when a fall on some stairs at the school led to him suffering what the school district has called severe injuries.

The obituary said Tray “loved life, his family and friends,” and enjoyed music, singing and dancing. It also said the young man was active in sports, and joined the wrestling team while he attended Collinsville Middle School. He also played basketball at the Maryville YMCA and played baseball in the Maryville Khoury League.

“He loved to be outside and trout fishing, but most of all he loved his family and all his friends,” the obituary read. “Tray will be remembered for his infectious smile and his warm giving heart.”

Several of Tray’s family members, including his parents and grandparents, live in Collinsville. The obituary said the student also had family members from Osage Beach, Mo., and Hot Springs, Ark.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon.

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