4-Year-Old Child Pulled From Hot Car Near Dallas Has Died: Reports

June 23, 2019 Updated: June 23, 2019

A 4-year-old boy died after being left inside a hot car outside of Dallas-Fort Worth, it was reported.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the child was left inside a vehicle by relatives in Aubrey, Texas. The child, who was later identified as a boy, was found unresponsive in the car earlier in the week.

An autopsy will now be performed by the Dallas County Medical Examiner.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner identified the boy as Kaysen Neyland, Fox4 reported.

Officials got a 911 call at around 4:50 p.m. on June 20 about an unresponsive child, according to the broadcaster.

A helicopter was deployed to rush the victim to Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the Star-Telegram reported.

It’s not clear how long the boy was in the car before being found by a family member.

No charges have been filed in the case, but an investigation is ongoing, according to the news outlet.

As reported by ABC News, it was 97 degrees Fahrenheit outside when the child was discovered.

Other details about the case are not clear.

Another Texas Tragedy

Police in Galveston, Texas, said a 1-year-old boy died after being left inside a hot car for several hours.

According to KTRK, the Galveston Police Department said the father of the unidentified boy went to work at Los Lazos Mexican restaurant and left the child in the car.

Police said it was 90 degrees Fahrenheit outside when the child was found, Click2Houston reported.

Police identified the father as Abner Pena, who left him in the family’s Chevrolet Tahoe, according to ABC News.

The report said Pena left the boy in the car at 11 a.m. At 4 p.m., the parent returned to the vehicle and found the child unresponsive, said police.

The boy was alive but unresponsive while he was being taken to the hospital. He was pronounced dead upon arrival, police said.

KTRK reported that no charges have been filed against Pena.

Reports said that it was about 90 degrees when the child was left in the vehicle.

Dangerous Situation

Heatkills.org, citing the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says that temperatures range between 80 and 100 degrees, the interior of the car can get to 130 to 172 degrees.

“Children have died in cars with the temperature as low as 63 degrees. Basically, the car becomes a greenhouse. At 70 degrees on a sunny day, after a half hour, the temperature inside a car is 104 degrees. After an hour, it can reach 113 degrees,” stated Jan Null, adjunct professor at San Francisco State University, according to the website.

Meanwhile, Safercar.gov offers advice to parents:

  • Always check the back seats of your vehicle before you lock it and walk away.
  • Keep a stuffed animal or other mementos in your child’s car seat when it’s empty, and move it to the front seat as a visual reminder when your child is in the back seat.
  • If someone else is driving your child, or your daily routine has been altered, always check to make sure your child has arrived safely.
  • Experts have noted that a car’s temperature can rise 20 degrees Fahrenheit in under 10 minutes.
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