A 6-year-old boy was killed when a refrigerator fell onto him from a pickup in Otay Mesa on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
The death appeared accidental, but detectives from the San Diego Police Department’s child abuse unit were investigating, Officer Frank Cali said.
Police and paramedics were called about 12:20 p.m. to a residence on Beyer Way, south of Palm Avenue.
The boy’s father was moving the refrigerator either onto or off a pickup when it slipped and fell from the truck. It landed on the child, knocking him unconscious, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Capt. Joe Amador said.
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