California infant dies in hot car, 8th vehicular heatstroke death this year

24 days ago

Fullerton news, California news.

A California toddler has been pronounced dead in a hot car where he was left for an extended amount of time last Wednesday, Fullerton Police Department said.

The 22-month-old unidentified boy was found unresponsive inside a parked car at the 400 block of West Wilshire Avenue at around 3:30 p.m. All attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. It is not clear how long the victim was in the vehicle that afternoon as temperatures reached the mid-80s.

The preliminary investigation suggests the incident was accidental. Relatives have been cooperating with authorities. Autopsy results are expected to be revealed by the Orange County Coroner’s Office.

The incident is the eighth of its kind this year. In 2019, more than 50 toddlers died in hot cars.