7-Year-Old Bronx Girl Killed After Being Struck By Falling Metal Gate

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police say a 7-year-old Bronx girl was killed over the weekend after a derailed, heavy metal gate fell on top of her.

The tragic incident happened Sunday outside 1687 Banyer Place around around 5 p.m. in the Soundview section. Neighbors took Katy Castoire to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to authorities.

Witnesses who spoke with 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa described the chaotic scene.

1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa Speaks With Witnesses At The Scene

“It fell on top of her and broke her skull,” said one witness.

“Her aunt’s screaming ‘please help me, I don’t know what to do.’ Her mother’s hysterical,” another woman said.

Residents have removed all the derailed gates and piled them to the side. They say two other kids were injured the same way and complaints to the landlord have gone without an answer.

A makeshift memorial featuring stuffed animals and lighted candles now stand in front of a tree, just inches from where Castoire died.

The owners of the building released a statement saying they are devastated by the tragedy and are “investigating the causes and will do what is required.”

  • yisneldi

    This is sad but that gate shold have been taken off along time ago

  • Rosa Maria Castoire

    hello I know it is a sad time for you and your family b I was sitting at a friends house in the Bronx and I heard the name Castoire and we share the same name. we are a big family and I have not seen or nor do I know them all. my heart goes with you in preyer, and “GOD” is holding her in his arms once agian so she looks down at you and I know she would want you to hold on to yourself and keep her alive with the GOOD times you and her shared together. Much love to to Family..God Bless

  • Mary King

    The residents should pull together and do a civil suit or individual civil suits against the landlord, its parent Corporation, the city “Bronx” for neglect, endangerment against persons, and wrongful death. Prays for all!

  • Bushelfoote

    Very Tragic that a little girl just playing and being seven can have such a terrible accident…..Makes me want to pay more attention to my own AT ALL TIMES….Rest In Peace little girl,the angels have you now …..

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