A boy from Florida who was supposed to celebrate his 2nd birthday in August died after he was found trapped in his father’s hot car Saturday, official reports say.
The boy was identified as Khayden Saint Sauveur, reports say the boy may have been trapped in the car for hours outside his home before his family found him, Delray Beach police said.
Police officers who first responded to the scene in the Rainberry Woods neighborhood, say Khayden had been playing with other kids at around 3:20 p.m.
They found Khayden unconscious before he was taken to Bethesda Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Carly Saint Sauveur, the boy’s uncle, told authorities that the car belonged to Khayden’s father, Action Saint Sauveur, and that it was parked in the driveway with a dead battery.
“A car in the July heat can reach temperatures up to 150 degrees,” police said. Temperatures in Delray Beach reached 90 degrees on Saturday.
A police spokeswoman told the newspaper that it wasn’t clear how the child got into the car.
Khayden’s family remembered him as a “quiet kid” who “loved to share things with people.”
“(Khayden) was one of (those) kids that loved people,” brother Jeff Saint Sauveur said. “He was a generous kid, and he just passed away, and that hurts me the most.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Source: Toronto Sun