A 17 year-old hunter died after falling off a ladder and fatally impaling himself on the barrel of his own rifle. Justin Lee Smith was killed while hunting in Iuka, Mississippi, on Saturday.
Smith died after the ladder he was on suddenly moved to one side. He fell 10 feet onto the barrel of his gun, and was fatally injured. The teenager managed to call 911 on his phone to report his injury, but died shortly afterwards.
Smith was visiting Mississippi from his hometown of Supply, North Carolina, when tragedy struck. State wildlife investigators are now probing his death.
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