Kate Dean, an 8-year-old girl, sadly passed away on Monday, April 11, 2022. The girl had a fatal accident due to which she lost her life at a young age. She was just 8 years old at the time of her death. According to the sources, Kate Dean from Camden lost her life after two days of traumatic injuries.
The county sheriff described the incident as a "tragic accident" at his home. Kate Dean died after undergoing emergency surgery for her injuries at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter in Norfolk, Virginia, the official said on Wednesday. Kat Dean was from the 100th block of Azalea Drive.
Kevin Jones, who is the sheriff of Camden, said his deputies were not called to the incident, so there are no reports of what happened. But, some of the reports were withdrawn after talking to another county official that the child was playing Saturday near the outdoor fireplace that featured a heavy wood fireplace when the accident occurred.
Along with that, Jones' reports say the girl was trying to make a TikTok video with a cell phone and climbed into the fireplace and placed her phone on top of the fireplace.
How did Kate Dean Camden die?
Suddenly, the phone dropped and she climbed onto the fireplace to straighten it, and when she did, the fireplace fell off the fireplace and landed on her, an employee said. Jerry Newell, director of emergency medical services for Pasquotank-Camden said the EMS was dispatched to block 100 of Azalea Drive in Whitehall Shores around 1 pm Saturday in response to traumatic injuries. As per the reports, a nanny called 911 to report that the child was climbing into a fireplace and a large object fell on her.
Newell added that when EMS rushed to the scene, they found the baby conscious, but she was in pain from her internal injuries. He said that as soon as possible, the baby was transported to the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters of Camden.
Condolences to Kate’s family
Kate Dean was a second-grader at Grandy Primary School, said Camden School Superintendent Joe Ferrell. It is a difficult time for the whole family who lost their baby at that age. She was a family star and gone too soon. Grandy's director, Tim Lazar, " gathered the team together to support each other" when authorities learned of the child's sudden death on Monday.