ID of teen killed in seat belt accident

October 29, 2008 6:18:36 AM PDT
Authorities in Houston have released the name of a boy who accidentally choked to death when he became tangled in a seat belt. The Harris County medical examiner's office says the victim was 13-year-old Christopher Rhein of Cypress.

Houston police say Rhein on Monday night was in the back seat of a vehicle with another boy, whose mother was driving.

Police say the boys were apparently buckled in when Rhein wrapped part of the middle seat belt around his neck, joking about being strangled, then the strap tightened.

Rhein was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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