A Pennsylvania infant was found dead inside a scorching hot minivan where he had been left unattended for “several hours” Thursday, according to Allegheny Police.
The 3-month-old boy, identified as Kayden Nguyen, was found unresponsive inside the vehicle at around 5 p.m. as temperatures in the Pittsburgh area reached 99 degrees.
Paramedics rushed to the scene, in Upper Saint Clair, and attempted to revive the baby who was shortly later pronounced dead.
“Detectives are working to confirm the timeline of events through surveillance video in the area,” a statement from the police department said.
“They are also downloading and reviewing data from the vehicle’s on-board computer.”
Criminal charges are pending the medical examiner’s office’s findings, investigators added.
“If the temperature is 90 degrees outside, after 30 minutes it can feel like it is 120 degrees inside a vehicle and it can reach 133 degrees after 60 minutes; it’s like a greenhouse,” said meteorologist Shannon Hefferan.