Memorial Service Planned For Bertie Teen Who Collapsed, Died At School

School officials in Bertie County want to know why a 15-year-old high school freshman collapsed and died during a physical education class.

A spokesman for the school system says Sidney Speller of Windsor was playing basketball at Bertie High School when he collapsed last Friday morning.

Speller was taken to Bertie Memorial Hospital but was pronounced dead about an hour later. Schools spokesman Brent Todd says the cause of death hasn't been determined.

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday afternoon at the high
school.


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