2-year-old girl killed by falling shop display at Illinois mall

The little girl was transported to a hospital where she died a short time after.

August 28, 2019, 6:43 AM

A 2-year-old girl died in Illinois on Tuesday after a shop display fell and hit her head, police said.

Paramedics arrived on scene and performed medical treatment on the injured toddler at a clothing store inside a shopping mall in Orland Park, Illinois, about 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.

The little girl, who was later identified as Alexandra Martinez by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, was then transported to a local hospital for treatment and died a short time later, according to the Orland Park Police Department, which is investigating the incident.

The child was shopping with her aunt at the time, according to ABC Chicago station WLS. A doctor and nurse also were there and helped provide treatment to the little girl until paramedics arrived.

It wasn't immediately clear how the display fell.