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Babysitter and infant dead after freak accident

A baby was killed after a babysitter collapsed on the baby from a medical condition.

September 2, 2011 3:20:20 PM PDT
A 39-year-old babysitter and the infant she was watching are dead after the babysitter likely suffered a fatal medical condition and collapsed onto the infant, police said.

An autopsy will determine the exact cause of deaths.

The incident took place on Lafayette Street in Greenlawn, Long Island Thursday night.

Police say when they arrived to the home they found 39-year-old Teresa Coffey, and the infant Michael Baldwin III unresponsive. The father of the boy was the first to find them.

"I picked him up I was like Michael, Michael, Michael he said nothing he didn't say anything, there was no breathing, there was no cry there was nothing," said Michael Baldwin.

Baldwin is a reporter at News 12 Long Island.

The infant was pronounced dead at Huntington Hospital upon arrival, and Coffey died there later.

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