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2-year-old boy chokes to death after getting neck stuck in father’s pickup truck window while alone for several minutes

By William Martin 1:59 PM January 23, 2018
McCarson Porter

A little boy has died after his father left him alone in a vehicle for just a few minutes, according to police in South Carolina.

Clinton police said that they have launched an investigation into the death of 2-year-old McCarson Allen Porter.

According to the child’s father, Nicholas, took the boy along to a worksite on Anderson Road, on Wednesday.

At around 6:00 p.m., Nicholas got himself ready to leave.

He and his son went into their Ford F-350 pickup truck and turned on the heater.

Nicholas then realized that he left a few items at the worksite.

He left the truck while his son McCarson was still inside.

After a few minutes, Nicholas came back to the truck and noticed the boy’s head sticking out of the window.

McCarson was unconscious as his head was stuck between the window and window frame.

Nicholas quickly drove to the nearby CVS pharmacy on Ingles Place, where he asked for help.

The child was rushed to the Oconee Memorial Hospital, where he died at around 7:00 p.m.

Apparently, McCarson played with the power window while his father left him alone in the truck.

The boy stuck his head out while shutting the window on his neck, causing him to choke to death.

Coroner Karl Addis ruled that the boy died as a result of asphyxiation due to external neck compression.

The death was ruled accidental.

McCarson left behind his father and mother, Shannon Tipton Smith, brother Drayton Porter, stepsisters Alyssa Riley and Aubree Reese, and grandparents Gary and Peggy Porter.