Leilah Dawn Coady Identified As 3-Year-Old Crushed By Garage Door While Playing

2:02 PM, Apr 7, 2013   |    comments
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WALDORF, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Charles County Sheriff's Office have identified the 3-year-old, who was crushed by a garage door, as Leilah Dawn Coady. 

The incident occurred on Friday at about 4:00 P.M. at 2928 Eutaw Forest Drive in Waldorf, MD. The girl was playing as the garage door came down. She was transported to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Diane Richardson, a spokeswoman for the Charles County Sheriff's office said , "the door came down and pinned her and ended up asphyxiating her.'

Investigators believe the little girl wandered away from her mother who was the only person at the home at that time. They think she hit the button on the door closing it. She tried to crawl underneath it but didn't clear it.

The garage door did have sensors on either side and detectives are working to determine if the door was functioning properly, officials said.

The sheriff's office is still investigating the child's death. 


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