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Pompano Beach 2-Year-Old Girl Dies in Incident Involving Piece of Furniture

Authorities investigating death of 2-year-old that family says was a "terrible accident"

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A 2-year-old girl died at a Pompano Beach home Friday morning in an incident involving a piece of furniture, officials said.

Deputies responded to the home along 14th Terrace and Northwest 51st Street close to 9 a.m.

The toddler, later identified as 2-year-old Hope Ford, was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident happened inside a bedroom.

The family asked for privacy and only told reporters it was a "terrible accident."

“This remains an active and ongoing investigation," BSO spokesman Carey Codd said. “At this point, detectives are interviewing people who were inside the home (and) they’re gathering evidence from the scene."

No further information was immediately known. The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

A neighbor across the street said he heard screaming and came outside.

“I can tell you the scream I heard, I will never forget it," Robert Aratari said. "It was that painful to listen to, in a second I knew something horrible happened."

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