MUKILTEO — A boy who died outside a Mukilteo church was 8 years old.
The child suffered grave injuries when a heavy iron gate fell on him around 4:30 p.m. at Sulamita Slavic Church on Evergreen Drive, off Cyrus Way. He died at the scene.
Initially, firefighters released an incorrect age. On Friday police said the boy was 8. His name has not been released.
Detectives are still investigating how the gate fell. However, it appears to have been an accident, said Mukilteo Assistant Fire Chief Brian McMahan.
The church hosts a small, private non-denominational Christian school that opened in 2014.
Earlier this year, a young woman who attended the church died in another sudden tragic accident, when a tree fell on her at Meadowdale Beach Park. Diana Olidinchuk was 17.