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Toddler killed after BBQ grill falls on him

The above grill weighs about 200 lbs., the same weight as the grill that fell over and killed a toddler in Texas. Photo via Brinkman.

A 3-year-old toddler in Maud, Texas was killed over the weekend after a heavy grilled toppled over on to the youngster. The boy was reportedly trying to climb the grill when the 200 lb. appliance fell on him. The toddler was identified as Hunter Scott.

Scott was reportedly found by his 14-year-old brother who heard a noise and went to investigate. Upon finding his little brother under the grill, he alerted others to call 911. Scott was taken to a Texarkana hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

According to the Longview News Journal, Chief Deputy Larry Parker of the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office said the grill was not on at the time and the incident was likely an accident.