Toddler dies after accident at in-home daycare

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A family is in mourning and an in-home daycare has had its license suspended after a toddler died in an accident.

Cameron Lange, who would have turned 2 years old in March, died at the Little Hands Child Care in Circle Pines last Friday, KARE 11 reports.

Anoka County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Cmdr. Paul Sommer said the child was trying to climb out of a "Pack'n Play" portable crib situated beneath a lofted bed. He became stuck between the crib and bed and was found by staff hanging by his head.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for his family, which has so far raised more than $10,000 to help with the funeral costs.

It says his parents, Christina Hamman and Ryan Lange, have been "left heartbroken and lost" and now face "what no parent should have to do ... bury their precious baby boy."

The Department of Human Services (DHS) issued a temporary immediate suspension of the daycare's license while the toddler's death is investigated, according to online records. The order, which was issued last week, says Anoka County Human Services "received a report regarding a serious injury."

The Star Tribune reports Cameron's funeral was held in Shoreview on Thursday, where mourners sang his favorite song: "This Little Light of Mine."

According to KSTP, investigators have said there appears to be "no intention of harm," but are looking to see if negligence played a part.

The day care provider is cooperating fully with the investigation, WCCO notes.

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