Kansas toddler found dead in hot car after getting trapped inside it as temperatures reached 92F

16 days ago

Scranton news, Kansas news.

Authorities in Scranton, Kansas are investigating a tragic incident after a 2-year-old child was found unresponsive inside a hot car while temperatures reached 92F on Sunday.

Osage County Sheriff’s deputies were at the scene at around 3:40 p.m. and rushed the victim to Topeka’s Stormont Vail Health where they passed away.

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  • According to officials, the toddler seemed to have “got into the car” where they died and wasn’t left or forgotten there.

    The child’s identity was not released pending next-of-kin notification.

    An autopsy is scheduled in order to determine an official cause of death although all indications pointed out to a heat-related fatality, according to investigators.