Alabama Toddler Dies After Being Found in Hot Car

A 3-year-old Alabama boy died Sunday after he was found unresponsive inside a car.

Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick identified the toddler as Johnathan Milam, known to his family as LJ, reported.

Sheriff’s officials declined to provide details.

There was an incident involving a small child on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021,” Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry said. “It appears to be a tragic accident but it’s still under investigation.”

Kilpatrick told he responded to Cullman Regional Medical Center Sunday afternoon. LJ died at the hospital, he said.

According to, 17 children have died in a hot car this year. LJ is the first in Alabama.

Temperatures in Cullman County approached 90 degrees Sunday afternoon — inside a locked car, that temperature can quickly top 100 degrees, and a child’s body can overheat 3-5 times faster than an adult’s.

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[Featured image: LJ Milam/GoFundMe]