Toddler suffocates beneath bean bag at daycare

WEST JORDAN, Utah – A toddler suffocated at a daycare after he crawled under a bean bag that was sat on by an employee, according to KSTU.

Leonardo Sanchez died in the incident Thursday at West Jordan Child Center in West Jordan, Utah.

“We regret deeply the tragic death of a young toddler at our daycare facility,” the daycare said, in part, in a prepared statement. “No words adequately describe the depth of the sorrow we feel.”

The child reportedly crawled under a bean bag chair which was then sat on by an employee who did not know the child was under it.

Family members of the victim said they do not understand how this incident could have happened. They said they hope to soon review video footage from the center.

The family said the boy would have turned 2 later this month and described him as their “handsome, sweet baby boy.”