Lakeland toddler dies after dresser falls on him

A 2-year-old Polk boy died days after a dresser falls on him.

POLK COUNTY -- A toddler has died after a dresser fell on him, Polk County Sheriff's Office says. 

Officials say the accident happened sometime before 8am on May 14 in Lakeland.   The child,  2-year-old Connor DeLong, had reportedly climbed on a dresser to get a baby monitor and that dresser fell down on him.

His mother says both Connor and his sibling were in their cribs when she checked on them at around 11:30pm the night before.  She also said recently, Connor had been trying to take the monitor from the top of the dresser, so she moved it to the window sill behind the dresser.

Investigators believe Connor got out of his crib that morning and was trying to get the baby monitor when the tragic accident happened.  

The death was ruled an accident.

We're following this story today on 10News.  Watch for updates on-air, online and on our mobile news app.

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