UPDATE: Salina police ID toddler killed by falling TV

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By: Associated Press / KAKE News - Email
Salina police have identified the 2-year-old girl who was killed when an older-style television fell on her.

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SALINA, Kan. -- Salina police have identified the 2-year-old girl who was killed when an older-style television fell on her.

The Salina Journal reported Wednesday that the girl was Rayanna Harsh. She was fatally injured Tuesday while playing by herself in a Salina apartment. Her mother and aunt both were home at the time.

The television that toppled onto her had been on a stand about 2 feet off the ground and weighed nearly 90 pounds.

Capt. Mike Sweeney says many older television sets tend to be heavier toward the front and that it would have had a lot of force when it hit the girl. Sweeney says that an autopsy will be conducted but that the girl's death appears to be accidental. He says authorities' condolences are with the girl's family.


Previous story:

A child is dead following a home accident earlier today in Salina.

It happened Tuesday afternoon at an apartment complex in the 2300 block of Chapel Ridge.

According to police, a two-year-old girl was playing near an older television set when it fell on top of her. She was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police say there were adults in the apartment at the time of the accident.


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