An Alabama family is dealing with tragedy after a freak accident at an airport over the weekend.
The family was taking a look at the flight time sign as the fixture suddenly fell off of the wall and landed on members of the family.
The mother of five was hit as well as her 10-year-old son Luke, who died from his injuries.
Witnesses say the sign also hit two other children, but they are expected to be okay.
The father and two more children were there, but they were not hit by the sign.
The mother, Heather Bresette, is still unconscious after having surgery for injuries to her face and pelvis.
The family priest says Heather is still unaware that her young child has passed away.
Officials do not know what caused the flight information sign to fall.
The accident happened at the Birmingham airport where they had just wrapped up a $200 million renovation in that concourse.
The Birmingham-based company that built the sign said in a statement it was working with airport authorities to determine why the sign fell.
"This is a terrible tragedy that none of us fully understand, and we hope that the family who lost their loved one will find strength through prayer and the support of all of us," the statement said.
At St. Thomas More, hundreds of worshippers showed up for a Saturday morning Mass that usually has about 75 people. Luke's uncle Alex Bresette placed a Rockhurst High School jersey on the altar.
"He would have been in the Class of 2020," he told the Kansas City Star.
Ryan Bresette said in a message on Facebook that words cannot describe the pain the family feels.
In a note to his son, he wrote, "I miss and love Luke so very much. I love you Luke!"
"Ryan is especially grateful for the amazing support of the people in Birmingham. They even started a fund for the family at a bank there," Farnan said. "There are long, loving arms that stretch between Birmingham and Kansas City."