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Two young children die in hot cars in 3-day period, marking 13 deaths this year

The recent deaths of two young children in Texas were attributed to hot cars after they were reportedly found unresponsive in scorching vehicles.

KTVT reported that Kaysen Neyland, 4, was pronounced dead at a hospital Thursday after his family discovered him a hot car in Providence Village. The Dallas County Medical Examiner is scheduled to perform an autopsy to confirm a cause and manner of death. No criminal charges have been filed.

Two days later, on Saturday, a 1-year-old boy reportedly died after his parents left him in a car parked outside a Galveston restaurant as they worked. The child was unresponsive but alive when officers arrived, but was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to KXAN.

KABC reported that the child is believed to have been left in the car for five hours. No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing.

Reports indicated that temperatures reached at least 90 degrees in the two cities on the days the 1- and 4-year-old died. According to No Heat Stroke, 13 children have suffered vehicular heatstroke-related deaths in 2019 alone.

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