CORBIN, Ky. (FOX 56) – A southeastern Kentucky boy died Monday in a freak accident.

The Fayette County Coroner said, 8-year-old Eli Hill from Corbin was playing basketball outside his home on Monday. He decided to get on a stool to dunk the ball when the backboard came off the pole and landed on Eli’s chest causing serious injuries.

  • Photos of Eli Hill provided by family and friends.

Eli was taken to the UK Hospital where he died.