[UPDATE] Local 4-Year-Old Dies in Furniture Accident

By: WCSO Release
By: WCSO Release

UPDATE 01-19-2010 at 7:00pm by Jerry Askin

Hundreds of people filled Bevis Funeral Home in Crawfordville Wednesday to remember four year old Landon Greene. Deputies say he died after a dresser fell on top of him.

Landon's uncle Jon McCarthy says, "He was such a great little boy, this was a freak accident. And I think that's a little bit difficult." He goes on to say, "The world's gonna be a lot sader place not having that little boy around - I'll tell you that."

Deputies say Landon was playing with his 5-year old cousin at his grandmother's home on Lonnie Raker Lane in Crawfordville Saturday, when he decided to climb a 5 foot tall dresser. The dresser fell on top of Landon and he suffered a fatal head injury.

Kimberly Dutton is the principal at Landon's Pre-K Center. She says, "Losing Landon is a tragic loss for all of the teachers and staff at Wakulla Pre K. He was a kind and compassionate student and he'll be missed."

Dutton says all teachers and staff wore a blue ribbon Wednesday in honor of Landon. She says, "Our hearts go out to the family.... just seeing them after the funeral, our hearts go out to them."

And even people in the community who didn't know the family are grieving their loss.

Wakulla County Resident Becky Karate says, I have a 5-year old son and a 10-year old daughter and I couldn't imagine having to go through that.

The principal of the Wakulla Pre-K Center told WCTV she's working with the family to try and set up something more at the school to remember Landon Greene.

Wakulla County sheriff deputies are ruling the 4-year old's death a tragic accident. _____________________________________________________
[UPDATE] 1-19 Noon --

A family is in mourning today as a funeral is held for a little Crawfordville boy who died in a tragic accident.

The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office says 4-year-old Landon Greene died Jan. 15 after a piece of furniture fell on top of him, causing a fatal head injury. The child had been playing at the home of his grandparents, Charles and Lavonne Greene, on Lonnie Raker Lane.

The victim was playing with a young cousin when he tried to climb the 5 ½ foot tall dresser. When Mrs. Greene heard a crash and arrived in the bedroom, she saw the child pinned under the dresser.
EMS officials rushed the child to TMH where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

The death has been ruled an accident.

Landon Greene's funeral is underway at this hour (12:00PM).

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WCSO Release:

A 4-year-old male child died Jan. 15 in Crawfordville after a large piece of wooden furniture fell on top of him, according to Sheriff David Harvey. The unattended death has been ruled a tragic accident.

Deputy Rachel Oliver responded to the scene where a large dresser fell on the child causing a fatal head injury. The child, Landon Greene, was at the home of his grandparents, Charles and Lavonne Green, when they heard a loud noise from a bedroom.

The victim was playing with a 5-year-old cousin when he attempted to climb the 5 ½ foot tall dresser. When Lavonne heard a crash and arrived in the bedroom from the living room, she saw the child under the dresser which was full of clothing.

EMS officials rushed the child to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead approximately one hour later. Detectives Rob Giddens and Erika Fore also investigated with Captain Chris Savary.

Pictures of Landon are attached above.


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