The 4-year-old boy dies after climbing into a hot car while playing outside in a 95-degree heat in Texas
- Police in Wichita Falls said the boy did not respond in a vehicle on Saturday
- The four-year-old had reportedly walked out and climbed into the car
- The child was discovered in the vehicle after adults noticed he was missing
- The police are investigating the child’s death; adults have not been charged with death
A four-year-old boy died the weekend after walking outside and getting into a hot car parked in the driveway of a Texas home.
Police in Wichita Falls said the boy was unresponsive in a vehicle on Saturday night at around 6:30 PM.
He was discovered in the vehicle after adults in the house noticed that he was missing and went looking for him.
A four-year-old boy was found dead in a car (file image) parked in the driveway of a Texas home after walking out and getting into the vehicle on Saturday night
The unidentified child was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to KWTX, the boy had walked outside the house and got into the vehicle.
On Saturday, temperatures in Wichita Falls reached about 95F, which would make the temperature in a hot car over 140F if the child was in the vehicle for more than an hour.
The police are investigating the death and no charges have been brought against the adults who cared for him at the time.
Texas has been ranked number one in the country for hot car deaths since 1991 with a total of 137, the organization said KidsAndCars.org.
The boy’s death is the second hot car death to be recorded in Texas this year.
According to the organization KidsAndCars.org, Texas ranks first in the country for hot car fatalities since 1991 with a total of 137. This image does not include two recent hot car deaths that brought the Texas number to 137
In April, the death of a four-year-old boy in Tomball marked the first hot car death in Texas and in the countryside.
There have been 10 fatal car deaths registered in seven states this year.
KidsAndCars representatives have urged parents to keep their vehicles locked and their keys away from children.
The organization has also encouraged parents to teach their children to honk their horns when they cannot get out of a vehicle and to immediately check cars if a child goes missing.