Authorities in Kansas are investigating Sunday’s death of a 2-year-old boy who was reportedly found dead inside a hot car.
KMBC reported that Lawrence police responded to a call about an incident at the 3300 block of Iowa Street at around 5:37 p.m., where a boy was found dead inside the parked vehicle. Police said they’re speaking with the boy’s relatives to learn more about what happened.
The National Weather Service reported that temperatures in Lawrence reached 88 degrees on Sunday evening, although police have not confirmed that this is a “hot car” case, according to FOX 4KC.
However, The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that temperatures inside a car can increase by 20 degrees in just 10 minutes.
So far, at least 31 children have died this year of pediatric heatstroke, according to NoHeatStroke.org. The Kansas toddler, whose name hasn’t been released, isn’t on the national list as of Monday morning.
Authorities said their investigation is ongoing and that they’ll release additional information about the toddler’s death as it becomes available.
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