9-year-old boy dies after motorized room partition crushes him at school

FRANCONIA, Va. — A 9-year-old Virginia boy died on Friday after being crushed by a motorized room partition, according to WTTG.

Wesley Lipicky, a third-grader at Franconia Elementary School in Fairfax County, died after he and a teacher both hit a button to open the partition, which splits a room in half.

Lipicky got caught between the divider and the wall and suffered traumatic head injuries. The 9-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital Friday night.

According to investigators,

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