Salina Police ID Toddler Killed By Falling TV

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani
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.


SALINA, Kan. (AP) _ 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.

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