Draper boy killed by falling statue in San Francisco

Posted at 1:50 PM, Jun 09, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — A 2-year-old Draper boy died Friday after a statue fell on him outside a San Francisco art gallery, a family friend confirmed to FOX 13 News Monday afternoon.

Kayson Shelton was playing outside Majestic Collection Art Gallery when he climbed up on a large dolphin statue, causing the statue to become unbalanced and tip over, according to the San Francisco Gate Chronicle.

Kayson did not appear to be seriously hurt when emergency personnel arrived, the report said, but his condition worsened when he arrived at San Francisco General Hospital.  He was pronounced dead at 3:40 Friday afternoon, about four hours after the accident, the article reported.

“The last words he spoke in this life were ‘I love you.’ Such a beautiful and loving child, and while we are greatly

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comforted in the knowledge that families are forever, we will dearly miss his smiling face until then,” the family wrote on their website created for Kayson.

More information about the toddler and how to donate to the family can be found at

Friends of the Sheltons set up a fundraising website at:

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