Infant Dies In Apparent Sleep Accident

Orient, Ill. – The Franklin County Coroner’s office is investigating the death of a 15-day-old infant.

Officials say the baby likely died after the father accidentally rolled over on top of the baby while both were asleep Tuesday morning in Orient. Coroner Marty Leffler says the mother had gone to bed with the baby after an early-morning feeding and woke up hours later to see the baby underneath its father.

An autopsy will be performed Wednesday. Leffler says no foul play is suspected.