A 5-year-old boy died Friday in a tragic accident during a wedding reception at a hotel in the Oak Brook suburb.
According to Oak Brook police, crews were called around 10 p.m. last Friday to the Drake Hotel at 2301 York Road after the family discovered the boy unconscious during the wedding reception.
Video from the hotel shows the boy was lying perpendicularly on a marble table behind a sofa in an area where other children were sitting, according to police.
“As the children stood up to leave the area, the victim began to slide from the table that has a granite top and held onto the edge with his fingers to stop his fall,” according to a police statement. . “The table fell on the little boy’s head, causing him considerable injuries.”
Paramedics performed CPR on the Glenview boy and he was taken to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.