An 18-year-old Baylor University freshman died Sunday after a bizarre accident while doing a backflip, the school said in a statement.
Kevin Signo, a pre-biology student from Frisco, Texas, was rehearsing traditional dances with the Filipino Students Association when he practiced a backflip and landed on his head, according to NBC station KCEN-TV in Waco.
The Waco Tribune-Herald quoted a justice of the peace as saying Signo hit his forehead and suffered a fatal spinal injury.
His parents, Henry and Jackie Signo, said their son was an introvert in high school but thrived at Baylor. "Kevin was a very bright, well-liked and involved student on our campus," Baylor spokeswoman Lori Fogleman told Tribune-Herald. "He had so many friends here who will miss him terribly."
Signo's parents said their son wanted to be a doctor. He was an organ donor who had a legal document drawn up, donating his eyes, skin, bones and organs.
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