Infant dies in stroller on walk through Forest Hills Gardens park

Every mother’s worst nightmare unfolded in Forest Hills Gardens Wednesday afternoon, when an infant suddenly died in her stroller, according to police.

Zoey Kaplan, just 10 weeks old, apparently lost consciousness while with her mother on a walk through a public greenspace on Borage Place and Burns Street at 12:30 p.m.

Officers from the 112th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene after receiving a 911 call. Paramedics rushed Kaplan to North Shore Forest Hills Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Her body was brought to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.


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