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BOY, 2 1/2, RIDES TOY CAR INTO POOL, DROWNS

July 1, 1998

A 2 1/2-year-old boy died early Tuesday after riding a foot-propelled toy car into a backyard swimming pool.

Michael Crownbleholme, was prollounced dead at a Phoenix hospital.

The drowning occuned at a home in the 4200 block of West State Avenue where Michael and his parents were staying with friends, firefighters said. The boy apparently awoke early Tuesday, got outside through a dog door and rode the toy car into a pool, they said.

The incident rmalked the 29th water-related incident in Phoenix this year, 21 of them involving children under 5. Seven people have died, four of them children under 5.

Reproduced with permission from:
The Arizona Republic
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