Child Dies After Unhinged Door Falls at Lewisville Home - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Child Dies After Unhinged Door Falls at Lewisville Home

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    Child Dies After Unhinged Door Falls at Lewisville Home

    A young girl has died after a door fell on her while her family was moving into a home Thursday in Lewisville. Police said the 2-year-old girl was injured in the 1300 block of Wentworth Drive after the door was taken off its hinges to help facilitate moving. (Published Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015)

    Lewisville police are investigating after a door fell on a toddler, killing her Thursday afternoon.

    The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the girl as 2-year-old Iva Potter, who died two weeks before her third birthday.

    According to police, the girl's family was moving into a home in the 1300 block of Wentworth Drive on Thursday, and they took a door that leads from the garage into the laundry room off its hinges to help facilitate moving.

    The door had been leaning against a wall inside the home, according to Lewisville Capt. Dan Rochelle, when it fell, knocking the child to the ground. Police don’t know exactly what caused the door to fall.

    “Honestly, I don’t think we’ll ever know the answer to that,” Rochelle said. “There are some different theories that she may have pulled the door on her. There is also a wind-tunnel effect from the garage going into the house, and maybe that wind caught the door and knocked it over on her.”

    The family called 911. Rochelle said a patrol officer arrived to find the child unresponsive and performed CPR until paramedics arrived. She was rushed to Medical Center of Lewisville, where she was pronounced dead just before 2 p.m.

    Police said Iva has a twin sister.

    While Lewisville police continue to investigate, they said at this point it appears to be a tragic accident.

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