The boy may have been in the truck for up to 3 hours in the heat, police say
(LAS VEGAS) — Police in Las Vegas now say a 4-year-old boy who died in a stifling hot pickup truck might have been in the vehicle for up to three hours on a sunny 100-degree day.
Officer Laura Meltzer said Friday that police were called just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and the boy was pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center.
No arrests have been made.
Police say investigators found the child’s grandfather returned home with the boy earlier than 5 p.m., as originally reported.
A woman who spoke through the closed door of the family home about 5 miles east of downtown declined to identify herself or talk with a reporter.
The nonprofit Kids and Cars says the death was the 16th of its kind in the nation this year.