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Photographer Dies After Accident at High School Football Game

Photo: Chris Gardner

A high school sports photographer has died from injuries sustained during an accident on the sidelines of a recent football game.

Linda Gregory, 69, suffered a fatal concussion after falling and hitting her head on concrete while working a junior varsity game between Wichita Northwest High School and Bishop Carroll High in Kansas on September 4, her husband, Mel, announced on his Facebook page Saturday (September 8).

"She has passed and is at peace," Mel Gregory wrote.

Linda Gregory had long served as a supporter and photographer for Wichita Northwest athletics, the school said in a Facebook tribute shared after news of her death.

Gregory was reportedly taking photos when a player fell out of bounds and accidentally collided with her, which caused the fall, Wichita Northwest head football coach Steve Martin wrote in a Facebook post prior to confirmation of her death.

"Linda hit her head on the concrete apron of the track and was taken into observation to a local hospital. As the evening went on her conditions have gotten worse," Martin said.

Mel Gregory said his wife suffered brain bleeding and was later placed on life support while in the intensive care unit before being surrounded by her children, other relatives and colleagues at the time of her death.