Toddler dies after she is crushed when dresser topples over as she climbs on it

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Ja’Laya Bryant died tragically at her grandparents
Ja’Laya Bryant died tragically at her grandparents' home in South Carolina (Image: Facebook)

A toddler died after she was crushed by a dresser that toppled over as she tried to climb on it.

Ja’Laya Bryant tragically died at her grandparents' home in South Carolina. She was trying to climb a dresser which toppled over and fell on her causing severe injuries.

Emergency services responded to the scene, but Ja’Laya went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The preliminary investigation suggests she died from asphyxiation, and there's no evidence of foul play.

Her great-aunt pleaded on Facebook for families to secure heavy furniture to prevent similar accidents. Ja’Laya's mother and other friends and family members expressed their grief and received condolences online.

Toddler dies after she is crushed when dresser topples over as she climbs on it rriddqikeiqtkinvShe was attempting to climb a dresser when it toppled over and crushed her (Facebook)

Debra Putnam-Thompson wrote: "My family needs prayer like none other. Yesterday my great-great niece climbed on a dresser that toppled over and fell on top of her. They were not able to save her.

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"PLEASE PLEASE - double check that your furniture it bolted to the wall, doors are closed to keep our littles safe!

"My beautiful great-great niece, Ja’Laya, 20 months old, loved by everyone with her attitude and precious personality! Life will never be the same, but by Gods grace we will persevere!"

Toddler dies after she is crushed when dresser topples over as she climbs on itEmergency services rushed to the scene, but she couldn't be saved and was pronounced dead (Facebook)

The girl's mother, Jordan Donaldson wrote in turn (sic): "Thank Y’all For All The Calls And Text, We Just Gotta Take It One Day At A Time ! I Know Everyone Wants To See Me, But I Need Space … My World Is Upside Down."

Friends and well-wishers expressed their condolences and prayers for Ja’Laya Bryant and her family after her tragic death, sharing messages of grief, support, and sorrow for losing such a young and sweet child.

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