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3-year-old girl dies after falling into grease pit at ice cream shop

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Sadie Andrews, 3, died after a tragic accident at an ice cream shop in Alabama. (YouCaring.com) Sadie Andrews, 3, died after a tragic accident at an ice cream shop in Alabama. (YouCaring.com)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP/Meredith) — Authorities say a 3-year-old girl is dead after she fell into a grease pit at an Alabama ice cream shop and drowned.

The Opelika-Auburn News reports the body of Sadie Andrews was pulled Saturday from an in-ground container used to trap cooking grease at Brewster's Real Ice Cream in Auburn.

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said in a news release the death appears to be an accidental drowning. He said video evidence from the scene showed the young girl playing with siblings when she apparently fell through a lid covering a grease pit on the ice cream parlor's property.

Harris said the girl was found several minutes later inside the grease container, which was 6 feet deep. He said no foul play is suspected. 

A fundraising campaign on YouCaring.com is currently accepting donations for Sadie's funeral expenses.

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