Boy trapped inside hot BMW for 2 hours in Florida dies

Elias Hubbard
July 17, 2017

A 1-year-old boy died after, police said, he spent hours in a hot auto in Delray Beach, leaving his family devastated.

Family members found 1-year-old Khayden Saint Saveur in the backseat of his father's BMW at 3:20 p.m., according to The Palm Beach Post. First responders took the boy to Bethesda Hospital. "Right now Delray Beach police detectives are investigating to try to determine exactly what happened that led to this child being left in this vehicle", said Dani Moschella of the Delray Beach Police Department. The front doors of Action Saint Saveur's vehicle were unlocked and it had a dead battery.

Family say the devastated dad has been hit very hard by the tragedy. Carly Saint Saveur, the boy's uncle, said it is tragic and doesn't know how something like this could have happened.

Delray Beach Police confirm the 1-year-old boy was pronounced dead at Bethesda a short time after arriving. 'I'm scared for him'.

Experts say that children's body temperature rises up to five times faster than adults. The National Weather Service reported that temperatures topped 90 degrees on the day in question.

Despite an ongoing investigation, Moschella said the incident appears to be an accident.

A vehicle sitting outside in the Florida heat in July can reach up to 150 degrees, according to police.

On Saturday evening, family and friends lined their cars on the street.

'He was always a jumpy little boy, ' Anderson Exantus, 19, said.

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