A 3-year-old boy at a church picnic died over the weekend after being hit by a fallen tree branch, Richland County coroner Gary Watts said Sunday.
“The victim was with family and friends on a church picnic when the incident happened,” Watts said. “He was just running around at the park playing.”
Jacoby Latta of 108 Winesett Road, Irmo, SC, was struck in the head around 5 p.m. at the Irmo Community Park and pronounced dead shortly after 10 p.m. at a local hospital, Watts said.
The branch just fell from a tree, Watts said. An autopsy Sunday showed that Jacoby died from complications of his head injury.