Toddler Killed in Cardiff

An investigation is underway into the death of a three-year-old girl in a home at Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
Sheriff's investigators were called to the scene late Tuesday night.

The young girl was inside a garage in a home in the 1200-block of Loch Lomond, when a heavy piece of furniture fell on top of her, detectives said.

The sheriff's department says it received the call to investigate from the medical examiner's office around 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

The girl had died earlier in the evening at 8:49 p.m. at Rady's Childrens Hospital after being Life-Flighted there from Scripps Encinitas.

The girl's mother and her boyfriend drove the girl to Scripps Encinitas after the accident, police said.

Investigators don't know what kind of furniture may have fallen on her --- there are numerous pieces in the garage.

The investigation is continuing until autopsy is completed sometime today, but for now, investigators believe it was accidental.

"Any time you have a child around an unsecured piece or furniture, a television or a heavy object, please use caution, watch your children around those objects, secure them," said San Diego Sheriff's Dept. Lt. Larry Nesbit.

Sheriff's investigators and the Medical Examiner left the scene here about 4:30 a.m., after investigating through the night.

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