3-year-old dies after playing at Monkey Joe’s in Matthews

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MATTHEWS, N.C. – Police are investigating after a 3-year-old girl died after being rushed to the hospital from a Matthews play center Saturday afternoon.

The child was at Monkey Joe’s when the incident happened around 5 p.m., and was transported to the hospital where she later died.

An aunt identified the girl as Erin Washington.

The Matthews Monkey Joe’s was closed Sunday and will reopen Monday.

Monkey Joe’s released the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of a young child in our facility yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with this child’s family and friends during this difficult time.”

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  1. Bruce Walters

    October 31, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Unfortunately, shit happens

  2. Margaret White

    November 2, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    You don’t say how the little girl died. What happened to her???

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