AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – The City of Auburn and Bruster's Ice Cream are sharing their condolences after a 3-year-old girl was found dead in a grease trap on Saturday, Oct. 14.
"The Bruster's family is horribly saddened by this tragic accident," the sign at the Bruster's ice cream shop read.
Sadie Andrews was playing with other family members in a grassy area when she suddenly went missing. Sadie was found unresponsive in the grease trap several minutes after she went missing.
Surveillance video shows the child playing when she apparently fell through a lid covering the grease pit container.
Andrews was rushed to the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika but was pronounced dead at the hospital Sunday afternoon just before 1:30 p.m. CT.
The City of Auburn released the following statement on this tragedy:
Bruster's Ice Cream also released the following statement on their Facebook page:
Bruster's CEO Jim Sahene shares his condolences to the family in the following statement:
No foul play is suspected and the death has been ruled accidental.
The family has set up a fundraising page to help with the funeral expenses. If you would like to help click here.