Police say a 7-year-old boy has died after a friend accidentally struck his head with a child-sized golf club.

Michigan State Police Capt. Harold Love says it happened Friday evening in Holly, an Oakland County village about 40 miles northwest of Detroit.

The victim was playing at the home of the 7-year-old friend while the other boy's father was doing yard work.

As the man walked into his garage to get something, the boys got too close as they swung the clubs.

Love told the Detroit Free Press that the man heard a noise, ran back out and saw the victim lying unconscious on the ground. The man took the boy to nearby Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, where the child died.

No names have been released.