A three-year-old boy died after being left in a car on a hot, hot day when his grandmother forgot about him for hours.
Kendrick Ingram Jr. was found after his grandmother called his uncle, who was at the time in Wendy’s car in Columbus, Georgia, on Sunday.
The Muskogee County Coroner office said the boy was left in the third row seat of the Nissan SUV for two hours and 45 minutes. He died of suffocation.
Sunday’s high was 96 degrees Fahrenheit, and the low was 90 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the National Weather Service.
Kendrick was with his grandmother and other family members including his three sisters most Sundays, according to Paddy Bryan, a Muskogee County Coroner physician. The family returned home around 5:30 p.m.
“Everyone went home except for the little boy,” Brian said, according to the Daily Mail.
The grandmother went to the bedroom, and the other children went to the kitchen area to eat. Then the kids were in and out, playing…just like kids do.
Nearly three hours later, around 8.15 p.m., Grandma realizes that Kendrick is missing. She apparently called the children and asked how many heads, but no one knew where the boy was.
Grandma called Uncle Kendrick, who was at the fast food restaurant, to see if the little boy was with him. The uncle initially denied Kendrick’s existence, but soon discovered him in the SUV.
Kendrick’s death was announced at approximately 9 p.m.
Just be aware. Just be aware. “If you’re an adult, be responsible,” Brian said. The children are innocent. They can’t help themselves and when you have a child he puts the responsibility on you.
It was not clear until Tuesday whether the family would face charges in Kendrick’s death.
Kendrick’s funeral expenses GoFundMe page described him as “energetic, loving and full of life!”
Kendrick is the seventh child to die after being left in a hot car so far this year, according to Safe Kids.
Last week, Trace Means, 5, died after his mother left him in the back of a Porsche SUV for two to three hours in a 100*F heat in Houston, Texas.
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