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Toddler dies after store display falls on her in an Illinois mall, police say

(CNN)A 2-year-old girl is dead after part of a store display fell and hit her on the head in Orland Square Mall in Orland Park, Illinois, on Tuesday. Police said Alexa Martinez was with her grandmother, aunt and four other children in an Akira store. Witnesses said the child was climbing on a temporary wall in the shoe department when it came down on top of her. "It appears that two temporary steel walls, approximately 8 feet high and 3 feet wide, somehow fell over," said Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy, according to CNN affiliate WGN-TV. The walls weighed between 75 and 100 pounds each, said McCarthy.A doctor and a nurse rushed to help the child and performed CPR. The toddler had begun breathing and regained a pulse by the time fi ...