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Michigan toddler dead after car's power window closed on her head as her dad slept, family says

Posted at 12:36 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 09:31:00-04

DETROIT — Relatives of Kierre Allen are devastated after the 2-year-old girl died tragically Monday afternoon with her dad just a few feet away from her.

It happened in front of the family's home on Detroit's west side.

Kierre was in a 2005 Mazda 3 with her dad. They were parked in the driveway, and relatives said her dad fell asleep. When he woke up, he found his daughter's lifeless body.

Relatives said it appears the power window was activated as Kierre was partially out of it when it closed. Detroit police said the toddler's head was stuck in the car's window.

The toddler died of accidental asphyxia and compression at the neck, according to the medical examiner.

Relatives were alerted when the little girl's father began to cry out for help.

Kierre's uncle rushed her and her dad to Sinai Grace Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Detroit police are investigating and took Kierre's father into custody on unrelated warrants.

This story was originally published by Kimberly Craig on WXYZ.