OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's office has preliminarily ruled the death of a toddler on a hayride last month as an accident, a spokeswoman said.
Zoe Montgomery, 1, died Oct. 24 when she fell under the wheels of a trailer at Orr Family Farm, a farm-themed amusement park in Oklahoma City.
She is the granddaughter of Grove residents Cotton and Phyllis Montgomery.
Oklahoma City police also called the incident an accidental death. They will present their findings to the Cleveland County district attorney, who will ultimately determine if anyone will be held criminally responsible for the death.
Capt. Steve McCool said investigators examine every unnatural death of a child, and neither the length of an investigation nor the act of presenting findings to prosecutors has any correlation with criminal responsibility on anyone's part.
Carrie Montgomery said the family has received an outpouring of love and support from family, friends and strangers.
"It helps a lot knowing that any time I need to talk, I have plenty of people I can call," she said.
A bank account has been set up for donations to help the family pay for funeral costs.
To donate to the fund, call Republic Bank and Trust at (405) 360-5369, or Lisa Talley at (405) 613-3793.