Washington State Football Player, 16, Dies of Injury

A high school football player from Spokane Valley who was injured in a Friday night game has died.

Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane said Monday that 16-year-old Drew Swank died. He had been in critical condition all weekend after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

Valley Christian High School assistant coach Mike Heden told KHQ the junior defensive back took a hard hit during the game against Washtucna. School administrator Derek Tabisha says he was able to walk to the sideline where he became sick and collapsed.

Swank was airlifted to Sacred Heart.