(Photos Courtesy of the Lake County Coroner's Office)
Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey was the honored speaker on Saturday for the American Association of University Women's Spring Luncheon, and shared with them her mission to provide education for preventable infant deaths by providing safe sleeping patterns. Coroner Frey informed the organization that in Lake County, between 2011 and 2013, their were 43 infant death, 42-percent of which were related to the infant sleeping with a parent and/or not in a crib or bassinette. Frey says the organization has donated four pack and play sleeping cribs to the Lake County Child Fatality Review team, which review fatalities suspected to be the result of abuse or neglect.
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