A 3-year-old boy was found dead inside his father’s car after sitting inside the hot vehicle for hours on Tuesday, parked at University of Southern Indiana campus.
NBC 13 reports that officers responded to a 911 call at around 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday after the father, an assistant professor at the USI, reportedly said he forgot to drop his son off at Children’s Learning Center, a daycare located on the university’s campus.
Police found the little boy, identified as Oliver Dill, unconscious inside his father’s vehicle, parked in the daycare center area of the university parking lot.
“On my way out here, the temperature in my car was in the mid 90′s, so I’m certain the temperature inside the car went over 100 degrees, so, obviously, parents just need to be aware and make sure they double check their cars before they get out,” Vanderburgh County Sheriff Major Jason Ashworth said, according to the outlet.
An autopsy on the child has been completed, according to TriState, but no official cause of death has been released. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office stated that no arrests have been made.
Authorities said the case will go before the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office for a final analysis.
Meanwhile, KidsAndCars.org Director Amber Rollins sent out a stern warning that unless “technological solutions” are implemented, hot car deaths will likely continue.
“Nobody believes a hot car tragedy could happen to them or their family. No amount of education or awareness is going to change this,” Rollins told ABC. “Technological solutions exist to detect the presence of a child or animal inside a hot car and stop these needless deaths and injuries. What are we waiting for?”
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