- Associated Press - Thursday, April 27, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say an 8-year-old boy died after a planter box fell onto his head while he was climbing up the side of his home in Brooklyn.

Police say Kevin Reilly was found unconscious and unresponsive with head trauma outside his two-story home on Ryder Street in Marine Park just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Authorities say the boy was climbing up a ground floor, gated window when he apparently grabbed a 6-foot long planter above the window, which then fell onto his head.

He was taken to Coney Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


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