A grandmother in Merced County, California accidentally killed her 2-your-old grandson after giving him a water bottle that contained cleaning fluid.
Authorities have determined that the grandmother did not intentionally provide the cleaning fluid to the toddler but instead thought the bottle was full of water.
The accident occurred on Friday afternoon. The boy was playing around his grandparents’ automotive shop when his grandma found the bottle on the floorboard of her husband’s truck.
Instead of water, the bottle contained a powerful cleaning solution used to clean aluminum rims.
After drinking from the bottle, the boy began to choke and convulse. According to the Merced Sun-Star, the grandfather realized what the grandmother had given to the toddler and immediately called 911. Before emergency services could arrive, the grandparents rushed their grandson to the hospital.
The small child, identified as Jack Shearer, was pronounced dead upon arrival.
An official autopsy is expected for Tuesday; however, authorities do not plan to change their initial findings.
Detectives tell the Daily Mail that the case was a “tragic accident.”
Do you think the grandma should be charged with the toddler’s death after providing him with a water bottle from the back of a truck bed?