3-year-old killed in deck collapse during birthday party identified

Updated: Jun. 5, 2019 at 7:09 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A 3-year-old was killed, and two children were injured when a deck collapsed late Tuesday night during a birthday party.

Titus Hubbard was taken to St. Vincent’s East when the deck collapsed and died a short time later.

Two other children, ages 12 and 6, were also taken to the hospital.

Firefighters on scene say 10 people were on the deck at a home off of Freda Jane Lane in northeast Birmingham when it collapsed.

“About 10 children that were on a deck, the deck separated from the house and collapsed to the ground below about 9 feet,” said Battalion Chief Sebastian Carrillo with the Birmingham Fire Department. “From reports that we received, the parents were in the house and the kids were just simply out on the deck playing.”

Carrillo says there were definitely some structural issues with the collapse.

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