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Toddler dies after tragic accident at North Side home |

Toddler dies after tragic accident at North Side home

| Monday, December 12, 2011 12:00 a.m

A 2-year-old boy died Sunday night after police said he accidentally hanged himself at his family’s North Side home.

Larenzo Donaldson became entangled in a sheet with a knotted loop hanging over a bedroom window at about 6 p.m. in the Northview Heights housing complex, Pittsburgh police said. Larenzo was playing with a 4-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl, Cmdr. Thomas Stangrecki said.

One of the other children, who are related to Larenzo, went into another room to get Larenzo’s mother because they thought something was wrong with him, Stangrecki said.

He died at Children’s Hospital in Lawrenceville, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said. A spokesman with the office said the death was determined to be accidental.

The investigation is ongoing, Stangrecki said.

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