1-year-old boy found inside hot car in Florida dies
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) - A 1-year-old boy who was found inside of a hot car parked outside a home in Delray Beach was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon.
He's been identified as Khayden Saint Sauveur. He would've turned 2 years old next month.
The Delray Beach police responded to the scene on NW Fifth Street, near Military Trail and Lake Ida Road, just after 3:15 p.m. and found the boy inside a BMW.
Police performed CPR and the child was transported to Bethesda Memorial Hospital by Delray Beach Fire Rescue. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Dani Moschella, public information officer for DPBD, says officers are continuing to investigate this incident. Right now, police say it appears to be an accident.
Officers say the boy somehow gained access to the car while playing with other children at the home.
“Make sure any vehicle in your driveway is locked, that little kids can't get the keys," Moschella said. "The parents may not even know [a child is] missing.”
Police say the child may have been inside the car for up to two hours.
Police say a car sitting out in this type of heat can reach 150 degrees in just a matter of minutes.
A licensed psychologist told CBS12 it's very important to child proof everything around your home, and keep the car doors locked, regardless if they're in the garage or driveway.
"A child can be so sneaky and just sneak out in any given moment and it's so hard to be mindful of everything that is going on at once, so in terms of childproofing, being aware of everything that is happening is important," said Dr. Raphi Wald.