Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Toddler in Florida dies after being left in hot vehicle

Toddler in Florida dies after being left in hot vehicle

Delray Beach police said a 1-year-old boy died Saturday afternoon after he was found in a hot auto Saturday afternoon.

Khayden was rushed to Bethesda Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

In an interview, Carly Saint Saveur, the boy's uncle, said: "It's tragic".

'He was such an active kid.

According to Delray Beach Police, the child was playing with friends when he somehow ended up inside the sweltering vehicle, Saturday. "I don't know why this happened".

Khayden died one month shy of his second birthday, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Carly Saint Sauveur, the boy's uncle, told The Sun Sentinel the auto belonged to Khayden's father, Action Saint Sauveur, and that it was parked in the driveway with a dead battery.

Officers say the boy somehow gained access to the vehicle while playing with other children at the home.

Dani Moschella, public information officer for DPBD, says officers are continuing to investigate this incident.

Police said one adult was home at the time Khayden is believed to have wandered outside to the driveway and opened the auto door on his own.

"Death investigation continues", police said in a Tweet on Sunday.

A vehicle sitting outside in the Florida heat in July can reach up to 150 degrees, according to police.

'He was always a jumpy little boy, ' Anderson Exantus, 19, said. "It's very, very sad", a neighbor said.

'He had lots of energy.

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