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Toddler dies after store display falls on her in Orland Square Mall

The 2-year-old, identified as Alexandra Martinez, was injured at the Akira store just before 2 p.m., police said.

A 2-year-old died Tuesday after she was injured at an Akira store in Orland Square Mall.
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A 2-year-old died Tuesday after she was injured at an Akira store in Orland Square Mall.

Orland Park Police officers responded to a call about 1:52 p.m. that a female toddler was injured inside the women’s clothing store, located at 104 Orland Square Drive, officers said.

Alexandra Martinez, of Harvey, was with an aunt when a display structure fell on her, causing a “serious head injury,” Ray Hanania, spokesman for the Orland Fire Protection District, and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

A doctor and nurse who were nearby provided some medical assistance as authorities were called, Hanania said.

The girl was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment and later succumbed to her injuries, according to a press release from the department.

An autopsy Wednesday found Alexandra died of head injuries caused by the collapse of a shelving unit and her death was ruled an accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Orland Park police are investigating.