Police: NJ boy dead after clothesline pole falls

May 18, 2012 7:51:52 AM PDT
Police say a New Jersey boy is dead after apparently being struck by a metal clothesline pole.

Lodi Police Deputy Chief Vincent Quatrone says two brothers, ages six and 10, were apparently hit by the pole while playing in their backyard on Thursday night.

Quatrone says the 6-year-old was struck in the head and killed. The 10-year-old was injured.

Quatrone says the incident looks like a tragic accident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Quatrone says the children's parents were home at the time.

The names of the children are not being released.