BRANCHLAND, W.Va. -- West Virginia State Police have identified a Lincoln County toddler who died after a stove tipped over and pinned him.
State Police tell media outlets that 2-year-old Chevy Waughtel was found underneath the stove Monday morning at a residence in the Branchland area. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Investigators believe the stove tipped over after the boy climbed atop it. State police say the floor beneath the stove was deteriorating and unstable.A family member who was watching the boy and several other children was asleep when the accident occurred. The other children have been removed from the home by Child Protective Services.