9-year-old boy killed after goal post collapses on him in Manhattan

MANHATTAN – A 9-year-old boy is dead after a goal post collapsed on him in Manhattan.

Tommaso Cerase, 9, was playing soccer with his church group inside Park West High School Sunday morning, police said.

Cerase was allegedly hanging from the goal post when it collapsed on him, police said.

Police later arrived and discovered Cerase suffering from severe head trauma. He was unconscious and unresponsive.

EMS transported him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Department of Education responded to the incident, sending condolences to the family and school community.

“This tragic incident is heartbreaking and our thoughts are with this student’s family and school community during this devastating time,” Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said in a statement.