TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Shawnee County Sheriff’s office has identified the 3-year-old boy killed in a swing accident in Topeka as Maximus J. Blindt.
Maximus died Wednesday in an apparent accident at a day care run by his mother at their home.
The Shawnee County sheriff’s office went to the home after receiving a call about an unresponsive child. The boy died later at a Topeka hospital.
Authorities say it appears the boy became tangled in the frame of the backyard swing set. The sheriff’s office says the death doesn’t appear to be suspicious but it is being investigated as part of routine.
Ten children were at the day care center at the time of the accident.