McCarson Porter, a two year old boy South Carolina two year old toddler dies after getting his neck stuck on dad’s truck window while dad heated car up.
McCarson Porter a two year old Clinton, Anderson County, South Carolina toddler has died after the window of his father’s truck closed on his neck.
WSPA reported the child being found dead with his neck caught between the window and frame of his father’s four-door 2003 Ford F-350 pickup truck the day before Thanksgiving.
A coroner’s report declared McCarson Allen Porter was asphyxiated due to external neck compression, according to Oconee County Coroner’s Office, ruling Porter’s death an accident on Friday.
Tragedy came to pass Wednesday early evening, circa 6pm, when McCarson’s father, Nick Porter, started the truck to warm it up while he was getting ready to leave a job site involving grading at a mobile home site.
The father stepped out of the truck to retrieve his tools while the 2-year-old remained seated inside.
When he returned minutes later, his son was unresponsive with his neck caught in the rear window on the driver’s side.
The father sought help at a CVS before the boy was transported to Oconee Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m.
The coroner noted the truck was fitted with power windows that are operated with ‘rocker-type’ switches, the coroner says. Police are investigating the incident.
It wasn’t immediately clear what warning signs if any the rocker type switches came with.
On Facebook, the toddler’s father pleaded for prayers after the incident on Wednesday, while relatives set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for the boy’s funeral costs. As of Saturday noon, EST, $845 out of a $10K goal had been raised.