Haywood Co. toddler died from blunt-force trauma

A man was killed in Haywood County near the Blue Ridge Parkway Friday morning.

Preliminary autopsy shows that a 17-month-old toddler in Haywood Co. died from blunt-force trauma, according to the sheriff’s office.

The child died near Canton on Jan 31.

Deputies were called to Underwood Rd around 4:22 am as part of a medical call for an unresponsive toddler.

Responders could not revive the child and the toddler was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate.

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