The death of a 2-year-old boy is being investigated by Dallas Police after the child was found inside a vehicle left in a church parking lot.
Emergency crews arrived at the church at 11004 Shiloh around 4 p.m., according to a WFAA story.
The toddler, Bio Lei, was transported to Baylor Medical Center White Rock and later pronounced dead.
The WFAA report goes on to say “Reng Om with Dallas Matu Christian Church told News 8 the father of the child noticed his son was not in a children’s bible service.”
“He didn’t see him,” Om says.
The temperature at the time neared triple digits. According to a 2005 study, a car left in the sun for 10 minutes can have its interior temperature raise nearly 20 degrees higher than the outside temperature.
The police have not said if criminal charges will be pursued.
In 2016 21 children have died from being left inside vehicles, according to noheatstroke.org, a website from the Department of Meteorology & Climate Science at San Jose State University. The website tracks these incidents around the country. This year Texas is the worst offender with five of the 21 child deaths.
In 2013 Texas made it illegal for a person to leave a child, 7-years-old or younger, in the car alone for more than 5 minutes.
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