A toddler was left to die in a hot van in Utah by family members who were attending a family reunion over the weekend. The unnamed 2-year-old was discovered unresponsive by their father upon returning from a religious event with several other adults. It is assumed that the toddler fell asleep in the van on the way to the day’s events and was forgotten as the group left the vehicle.
The child’s death is believed to be an accident.
This is the sixteenth hot car death of 2017 so far, according to Kids and Cars and it’s the twelfth in Utah since 1996, according to KUTV News. Even if you think this type of accident could never happen to you, please read our tips for preventing this tragedy and hear an expert’s opinion as to why these deaths keep happening.