A Delray Beach, Florida, toddler died Saturday after allegedly being left in a hot car for hours, as reported by Sun Sentinel.
Family members found 1-year-old Khayden Saint Saveur in the backseat of his father’s BMW at 3:20 p.m., according to The Palm Beach Post. The National Weather Service reported that temperatures topped 90 degrees on the day in question.
Delray Beach Police suspect that Saveur was trapped in the vehicle for two hours. Public information officer Dani Moschella noted that responding officers pulled the unconscious child from the unlocked BMW and performed CPR. A fire rescue team transported the 1-year-old to an area hospital, where he died a short time later.
Detectives have confirmed that the 1-year-old boy found in a hot car today was pronounced dead at Bethesda a short time after arriving.
— Delray Beach Police (@DelrayBeachPD) July 15, 2017
The child’s uncle, Carly Saint Saveur, claimed the car was parked in the driveway with a dead battery. One adult was home at the time.
“It’s tragic,” he told Sun Sentinel. “He was such an active kid. I don’t know why this happened.”
It’s currently unclear how Khayden got into the BMW. Authorities say the toddler was playing with other kids before entering the car, according to WPTV.
Despite an ongoing investigation, Moschella said the incident appears to be an accident.
Khayden would’ve turned two next month. Investigators are conducting an autopsy to determine his cause of death.
“[Khayden] was one of [those] kids that loved people,” the tot’s stepbrother, Jeff Saint Sauveur, said. “He was a generous kid and he just passed away and that hurts me the most.”
San Jose State University has noted that, including Khayden, 21 children have died from vehicular heatstroke this year.
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