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Coroner says boy crushed to death by gate in North Las Vegas

March 5, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A coroner says an 8-year-old boy died of blunt force and other injuries when he was struck by a metal gate in North Las Vegas.

The Clark County coroner’s office said Thursday that compression injuries also were involved in the death of Matthew Cattlet.

The child was crushed Tuesday by the automatic gate at the entryway to the community where he lived.

North Las Vegas police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon said the boy had been crawling through a space in the gate when another child on a bicycle triggered a motion sensor and it moved.

A teenager called 911 to report that the incident at the Village at Craig Ranch community. Matthew died at a hospital.

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