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6-Year-Old Girl Dies After Falling Out Third-Story Window in New Jersey

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    Girl Jumping on Bed Dies in Freak Window Accident

    A 6-year-old girl who fell out a third-story window in New Jersey early Tuesday has died, and it's possible she had been jumping on her bed right before the fatal plunge, a spokeswoman from the prosecutor's office tells News 4. Jen Maxfield reports.

    (Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018)

    A 6-year-old girl who fell out a third-story window in New Jersey early Tuesday has died, and it's possible she had been jumping on her bed right before the fatal plunge, a spokeswoman from the prosecutor's office tells News 4.

    The girl, identified by family members at the scene as Yoriani Encarnacion, was initially taken to a hospital in critical condition after the fall in Newark. She died within hours. 

    A prosecutor spokeswoman says it appears the girl had been jumping on her bed with another child; the window had been open because it was a nice night and she may have just fallen out -- a terrible accident.

    The investigation is preliminary, though, she stressed.

    Newark Child Dies in 3-Story Fall

    [NY ONLY SPEC] Newark Child Dies in 3-Story Fall

    An evening of fun for a group of kids ended with one child falling three stories to her death. Jen Maxfield reports.

    (Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018)

    Video from the scene shows several police cars in the area and police tape roping off a balcony that appears to be on the third floor of a home.

    Police are now trying to figure out how the child fell and an investigation is underway.

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