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An investigation is ongoing into the death of a Henderson State University football player, according to a university spokesman.

In a statement sent out to the campus community, spokesman Tonya Smith said the Henderson State Police Department responded about 9 p.m. Tuesday to a welfare check. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said the student, Trevon Del Rio, 22, was found on the ground near a fence outside campus housing.

Police then transported Del Rio to an Arkadelphia hospital, where he was pronounced dead by doctors at 10:35 p.m., Sadler said.

The Henderson State athletics website lists Del Rio as a junior defensive lineman from La Marque, Texas, during the Reddies’ 2015 football season. He had 25 tackles last year. He was not listed on the 2016 roster.

Sadler said his agency is assisting Henderson State campus police in the investigation. Del Rio’s body has been transported to the state Crime Laboratory to determine a cause of death, according to authorities.

— Arkansas Online

Print Headline: State sports briefs

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