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.
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