WALDORF, Md. (April 6, 2013)--A 3-year-old girl died after she was pinned under an automatic garage door at a home in eastern Maryland, authorities said.
The girl slipped out of the house and into the garage just before 4 p.m. Friday in Waldorf, Md. outside of Washington, D.C.
Authorities believe she may have pushed the garage door's control button and tried to run out of the garage, but the door evidently struck the girl's back and pinned her, authorities said.
An adult in the house heard the door and checked within minutes.
A preliminary investigation indicates the girl may have died of asphyxiation.
An autopsy was ordered.