Toddler’s death blamed on E. coli, officials say

Heartbreaking.

As federal agents launched a criminal investigation into two produce companies involved in the contaminated spinach outbreak, Idaho health officials confirmed the death of a 2-year-old boy Sept. 20 was caused by tainted spinach.

Kyle Allgood was the second confirmed death in the E. coli outbreak, which also killed a Wisconsin woman.

The boy, who would have turned 3 in December, died in Salt Lake City after developing a type of kidney failure caused by E. coli. Health officials had to wait for the results of genetic testing on the bacteria to determine whether his illness was from fresh spinach.