A 5-year-old girl died Thursday after collapsing during lunch at her elementary school in south Fort Worth, school district spokesman Clint Bond said.
Belen Maldonado, a pre-kindergarten student, collapsed in the cafeteria after choking on food at Worth Heights Elementary School, which is located at 519 E. Butler Street, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.
A MedStar ambulance was called to the school about 11 a.m., MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said.
Maldonado was taken to Cook Children’s hospital, where she died in the emergency room at 12:33 p.m., according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.
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No further information was available from school officials.
Staff writer Azia Branson contributed to this report.