Police day a young child has died after he was left alone inside the family car Saturday afternoon as temperatures rose above 90 degrees, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The tragedy happened in a neighborhood near Highway 151 and Ray Ellison Dr.
Detectives say the family returned home from an event with their two young children, and, for some reason, the younger child, a 3 year old boy, was left inside the hot car. Police say when the parents realized what had happened, they rushed out to the car, but the child was unresponsive. They called 9-1-1, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The case is being investigated, but right now they say it appears to be a tragic accident, and no charges have been filed.
The inside of a closed car in 90 degree weather can cause the inside temperature to teach 140 degrees,enough to cause deadly hypothermia, in a matter of just a few minutes.