- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Police say a toddler is dead after a day care worker sat on a bean bag chair the child had crawled under.

West Jordan Police Sgt. Joe Monson said Friday the child appears to have suffocated in what investigators believe was a tragic accident.

Monson says the approximately 18-month-old crawled under the beanbag on Thursday morning, though it’s not clear why.

He says the worker sat on the chair to read a story to the other children, unaware that the baby was underneath.

The child died at a hospital shortly after being discovered.

Police are investigating but don’t believe there was anything criminal involved in the death.

Police did not immediately release the name, age or gender of the child, or the name of the worker.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide