- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - Police believe a 7-month-old Decatur boy’s death was an accident that happened because he wasn’t properly fastened in his car seat.

Sgt. Brian Cleary told The Herald & Review in Decatur (https://bit.ly/1jsLknN ) that Deshaun Bush wasn’t properly secured in the seat when his 18-year-old mother was driving with him Friday night.

Cleary says the mother turned into a gas station and the boy fell into the rear floorboard. His head struck a glass on the floorboard and shattered it. He died later that night at a local hospital.

An autopsy found the baby died of head and neck injuries.

Police say the mother was arrested on a preliminary charge of endangering the life or a child. But Macon County Circuit Court records indicate she has not been formally charged.


Information from: Herald & Review, https://www.herald-review.com

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