Landrum 2-year-old killed by furniture in home

Published 10:43 am Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Landrum 2-year-old is dead and a 4-year-old is now in Department of Social Services custody after a dresser fell on the two children Tuesday, March 12 killing the youngest.

At about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office got a call about an unresponsive 2-year-old male child at 27 Laurinda Lane in Landrum.

Lt. Michael Hildrebrand with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said the mother put the two children in a bedroom about 9:30 p.m. When she went to check on them later she found a chest of drawers laying on both children, Hildebrand said.

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He said the 2-year-old was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead and the 4-year-old girl was taken to Greenville Memorial for her injuries.

Hildebrand said the 4-year-old was placed into DSS custody because of the living conditions in the home.