- 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.

Copyright © 2019 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