3 Y/O Attending Wedding Killed by a Falling Metal Gate Freak Accident

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica— A three year-old boy who attended a family wedding with his mother was killed on Tuesday morning when a metal gate in the family yard fell on him, at New Market Oval in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland.

The deceased boy, Liam Williams, is said to have wandered outside the yard, when the ball with which he was playing went outside the gate.

Reports are that he and another child were attempting to slide the gate, so he could get back inside but the gate reportedly came out of its socket and fell on him.

His mother Natalie Jones told OBSERVER ONLINE that she travelled from St Catherine with her children as she was a part of the bridal party.

Jones told OBSERVER ONLINE that she blames herself, because had she been home, her son would have been in her company.

"I was blaming myself saying that only if I was here he would be beside me because he does not leave me. Him always deh beside mi," the distraught mother lamented.

The heavy duty gate that fell on three-year-old Liam Williams, who died at the Savanna-La-Mar hospital.

Jones said she had to abandon her bridesmaids’ duty, following the death of her son.

The mother said she asked God to save her son, moments before she saw him take his last breath.

"I was praying the whole time at the hospital and seh God, save my son," the mother recalled.

Meanwhile, People's National Party Councillor Candidate for the Savanna-la-Mar division, Julian Chang, extended condolences to the grieving family.

"It is very sad that little Liam had to die so tragically. My heart goes out to his family, especially his parents. I want them to know that I support them in this difficult time," Chang said.

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