|Izaiah's Untimely Death.
Fall from window kills boy
Child, 2, tumbles from third-story window of Townsend Square apartments in city.
Date published: 5/17/2005
By KEITH EPPS
A 2-year-old boy has died after falling three stories from his Fredericksburg apartment, police said.
Izaiah L.A. Fair was pronounced dead shortly after being flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital.
According to city police spokesman Jim Shelhorse, Izaiah was in his bedroom at the Townsend Square apartment complex off U.S. 1 when the accident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. Friday.
Shelhorse said the boy fell backward through an open, screened window. He didn’t have to climb to reach it because it was 8 inches from the floor, Shelhorse said.
The child’s mother, Tomeeka Bracy, was in the kitchen cooking when she heard the blinds moving in Izaiah’s room, Shelhorse said.
She rushed to check on him, only to find him on the ground outside.
The mother, 31, had one of Izaiah’s sisters run to the management office to call 911 while she rushed downstairs to the child, who suffered severe head and facial injuries.
She picked up Izaiah and was holding him when police and rescue workers arrived a short time later.
Izaiah was taken to Mary Washington Hospital before being flown to Fairfax.
Shelhorse said police checked the apartment and found no wrongdoing on the mother’s part.
“It appears to have been just a horrible, tragic accident,” Shelhorse said.
In addition to his mother, Izaiah is survived by his father, Terry Fair, and two sisters.
A funeral is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Strong Tower Ministries on Ferry Road in Stafford County. Bailey Funeral Service is handling arrangements.