Girl crushed by door is identified

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The 3-year-old girl who was crushed by a garage door in Waldorf has been identified as Leilah Dawn Coady.

According to Charles County Sheriff's Office, the toddler wandered away from her mother around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon and hit the button on the door. The girl tried to run underneath the door as it was closing and was pinned to the ground.

The garage door was equipped with sensors, and investigators are trying to determine if it was working properly.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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Scott McCabe

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