A 2-year-old boy was found dead on Monday, July 29th inside a daycare van in Oakland Park, Florida.
According to Broward County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion, the boy had been transported in the van to Ceressa’s Enrichment and Empowerment Academy at some point on Monday.
The Sheriff’s Office does not know what time the boy arrived at the daycare, or what happened between then and the time he was found deceased inside the van. The sheriff’s office and Oakland Park Fire Rescue crews were called at around 3:20 p.m. With temperatures in the low 90s, authorities said heat may have been the cause of death.
The sheriff’s office is currently interviewing employees and investigating the incident, Concepcion said, adding it’s too soon to say if any charges will be made. If heat is confirmed as the cause of death, it will be the 24th time a child has died in a hot vehicle in the United States this year, according to NoHeatStroke.org and the safety organization Kids and Cars, and the seventh time this month.