An 11-month-old boy died on Friday after he and his twin sister were left inside a hot, parked car outside a Honda dealership where the tots’ father worked, Al.com reported.
Oxford, Alabama, Police Chief Bill Partridge said that first responders arriving at around noon found the twins outside of the car, with their father. The car was the father’s personal car.
The Trussville Tribune reported that temperatures were in the mid-90s by midday on Friday.
The children were taken to Anniston Regional Medical Center, where the boy was pronounced dead of “apparent accidental heat-related injuries,” according to the Anniston Star. The girl is being treated at the center for her injuries.
Sunny King Honda, where the incident took place, released a statement Friday afternoon, according to WBRC:
“The Sunny King Automotive Group family is hurting. We request your thoughts and prayers for our employee and his family and the Sunny King Automotive Group family.”
Partridge said the children were inside the vehicle for nearly 3 1/2 hours. An investigation is under way.
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