Child dies after being hit in head by concrete planter

A falling concrete planter struck and killed an 8-year-old boy in Marine Park Thursday as he was playing outside his family's Ryder Street home, authorities say. A falling concrete planter struck and killed an 8-year-old boy in Marine Park Thursday as he was playing outside his family's Ryder Street home, authorities say.
MARINE PARK -

A falling concrete planter struck and killed an 8-year-old boy in Marine Park Thursday as he was playing outside his family's Ryder Street home, authorities say.

Kevin Reilly climbed up a fence at 2224 Ryder St. and grabbed a flower pot, police say. 

But the 100-pound planter slipped from its supports and hit him in the head.

Authorities took the boy to Coney Island Hospital around 5:30 p.m., where he was pronounced dead.

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