The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined a 16-year-old who died after a gym class accident suffered a heart attack.
Taylor Dorman died on April 10, which was also his 16th birthday. The Ramona High School sophomore was hit in the chest with a softball during a game of “Over the Line.” He was flown to Palomar Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to the ME report, the official cause of death was “sudden cardiac arrest due to viral myocarditis with dilated cardiomyopathy.” The ME had told Dorman’s mother Sue Kohler that her son had an enlarged heart. Kohler said Dorman’s father died from heart failure last year.