Toddler dies after becoming trapped in washing machine

Posted at 4:55 AM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 07:56:18-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a toddler died at a Florida home after becoming trapped in a front-loading washing machine.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the 3-year-old boy died on Aug. 4.

Orlando police say the boy was playing with a sibling in the laundry room when he somehow got inside the washing machine. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators did not release further details and the death remains under investigation. No charges were immediately reported.