Officials in Washington, D.C., said on Tuesday that a 3-month-old boy had died after being left in a hot car.
At around 6 o’clock in the evening, police in the District of Columbia were called to a home in the Park View area of Northwest D.C. on a report of an unresponsive infant inside.
Authorities believe the baby was left in the car for at least two hours on Tuesday afternoon, when temperatures reached 90 degrees Fahrenheit (with a heat index of 106 degrees).
The infant was discovered unresponsive and taken to the hospital, but medical staff were unable to bring him back to life.
The baby was reportedly left in a black Honda Accord, according to the authorities.
Medics were overheard on the radio saying things like “We have a three-month-old male, cardiac arrest… doing CPR for about eight minutes,” as reported by WRC-TV.
It was determined at 6:40 p.m. that the boy, later named Aaron Boyd Jr. by police, had passed away.
The cause of the incident has yet to be determined. According to the police report, the cause of death will be determined through an autopsy.
The nonprofit organization KidsAndCars.org is “dedicated to saving the lives of children and pets in and around motor vehicles,” and they report that Aaron is the 15th infant to die in a hot car in the United States this year.
Since 1990, over a thousand kids across the country have died after being left in hot cars. A majority, the group claims, are under the age of three.
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