Boy killed after concrete falls on top of him

October 23, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

From Media Reports

TUPELO – Authorities said an 11-year-old boy has died after an apparent accident outside an East Tupelo restaurant, WTVA reported.

Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green said Lorenzo Washington was playing by the dumpster area of a Huddle House restaurant with his mother and an employee nearby.

Green said Washington was climbing onto a concrete block column, when it collapsed and fell on top of him.

The child was killed instantly.

Authorities arrived to the Veterans Boulevard location at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday.

Emergency responders transported the child’s mother to North Mississippi Medical Center as a precaution because Green said she had a heart condition.

Green said her preliminary examination of Washington showed crushing injuries and a possible broken neck.

The coroner said the death is being ruled accidental at this point.