COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (WCCO) — Police say a 3-week-old infant suffocated and died after his mother fell asleep on top of him.
According to Cottage Grove Police, they received a call around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to a home where the newborn boy was not breathing.READ MORE: 'We Will Not Tolerate Sexual Misconduct In Any Form': Minnesota Colleges Investigating Alleged Sex Competition
Rescue personnel performed CPR and the infant was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.READ MORE: 'We Are Pleasantly Surprised': Minnesota's Corn, Soybean Yields Better Than Expected
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s preliminary findings showed the infant died of asphyxia and ruled the death was accidental.MORE NEWS: 'It's Unimaginable': Families Of Quadruple Homicide Victims Eulogize Loved Ones
Authorities are still investigating and the case will be forwarded to the Washington County Attorney’s Office to review for possible charges.