DA: Child dies after falling out of 4th-floor window in Fitchburg

FITCHBURG, MASS. (WHDH) - A 2-year-old child has died after falling out of a fourth-floor window in Fitchburg Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Emergency crews responding to the Willow Loft Apartments on Willow Street for a report of someone who fell from a window around 4 p.m. found an unresponsive child on the ground, according to the Fitchburg Fire Department.

The child was flown to an area hospital, where they were later pronounced dead, according to a spokesperson for the Worcester District Attorney’s Office.

“It’s a tragedy,” Fitchburg Police Chief Ernest Martineau said. “It just breaks everybody’s heart when children are involved. These are some of the toughest calls we face. These are the calls we don’t want to go to. Our thoughts are with the family.”

“Everyone is in a somber mood,” said Williams Reitzell, who lives in the building. “I spoke to the neighbor. She said she had worked with the lady, the mom, and that she definitely didn’t deserve this. That she was a hardworking woman.”

No additional details were available.

An investigation is ongoing.

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