ORLAND PARK, Ill. (WLS) — A 2-year-old girl died after two temporary steel walls fell on her inside the Akira store at Orland Square Mall in Orland Park Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy said a grandmother and aunt of five children were in the store on the lower level. The children were playing when somehow two temporary walls fell and struck the girl.
The temporary walls were eight feet high, three feet wide and weighed between 75-100 pounds each, McCarthy said.
Orland Park police said officers and paramedics responded to the scene shortly before 2 p.m. Paramedics performed medical treatment at the scene, then transported the girl to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where she died from her injuries.
The girl has been identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Alexandra Martinez.