Boy, 4, left in hot car dies

Police said a 4-year-old boy died and his 2-year-old brother was hospitalized after the two were left in a hot car in West Haven, Conn., Thursday, July 19, 2018. (WVIT)

The mayor of West Haven, Connecticut, said Friday that a 2-year-old boy found with his 4-year-old brother inside a hot car is expected to survive.

The 4-year-old died Thursday at a local hospital.

Police said they were called to an apartment complex at about 3 p.m. Thursday by the boys' father. No one has been charged, but police said their investigation is ongoing.

Mayor Nancy Rossi said the 2-year-old, who was unconscious when taken to the hospital, is now responsive.

Police said the outside temperature was about 80 degrees, which could heat the inside of a car to 100 degrees within 10 minutes.

The advocacy organization Kids and Cars said 26 kids have died in hot vehicles this year and there have been five such deaths in Connecticut since 1997.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off