- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

GILLESPIE, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who sustained life-threatening injuries in Gillespie.

Police say the child was injured Saturday afternoon while he was being taken care of by a friend of his mother. The boy was taken to a local hospital, where he died on Monday.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1xzIvYZ ) reports Gillespie police confirmed the death Monday night.

Gillespie police asked the state police for assistance in the investigation.

No identities have been released by police.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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