MUKILTEO, Wash. — A 10-year-old Everett-area boy was killed Thursday when a heavy wrought iron gate at a church fell on him and he suffered a major head injury, the Mukilteo Fire Department said.

The department said it believes it was just “awful accident.”

The accident occurred at the Sulamita Slavic Pentecostal Church in the 12400 block of Evergreen Drive in Mukilteo.

Paramedics arrived at about 4:31 p.m. to find the boy on the ground and a bystander performing CPR on him. He was taken to the paramedic unit and pronounced dead shortly afterward the fire department said.

It’s not known what the boy was doing when the fence fell on him. No other details were immediately released.