Three-year-old died after car window closed on neck

Published: Apr. 24, 2017 at 10:31 AM CDT
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A 3-year-old Nebraska boy has died after a car power window closed on his neck.

Colfax County Attorney Denise Kracl said Monday 3-year-old Everton Isay Romero Romero was pronounced dead Friday at an Omaha hospital.

Kracl said Everton never regained consciousness after the window closed on him April 15 outside a store in Schuyler, where he lived.

She said it's unclear how the window button was activated in the parked car. Everton's mother had powered the rear window down. Investigators couldn't determine how long the window was closed on the boy's neck.

Kracl said no autopsy was performed because there's no evidence any law was violated. She said the boy's mother "acted appropriately the entire time."