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Teenager dies after doing yard work

Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm


Staff Writer


A 17-year-old died unexpectedly Saturday while performing yard work at his grandmother’s home on 106 Old Fort St. in Tullahoma, according to police.

On Saturday, police say they received a call notifying them Donald Bradley Baker, 17, of 118 Jennings Circle, was having trouble breathing.

Bradley’s grandmother, Jean, informed emergency personnel that her grandson took an Allegra allergy tablet and laid down.

Police say Baker was still having problems breathing 30 minutes after he took the allergy tablet. Jean alerted her son, Bradley’s father, who then called 911. He was transported to Harton Regional Medical Center by Coffee County EMS, according to the police report.

At some point Baker lost consciousness, according to the report, and emergency personnel were unable to revive him.

An investigator has been notified, and the case was turned over to the Tullahoma Police Department’s investigation division.

Bradley had formerly attended Moore County High School, where he played football, but had moved to Tullahoma and was a student at Tullahoma High School.

Visitation for Bradley will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Kilgore Funeral Home, where services will be conducted in the chapel at 11 a.m. Friday with Robert Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.