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Boy, 3, Dies After Being Found in a Hot Car in Houston

Investigators say it's unclear how the boy came to be in the Volkswagen Passat parked in the front yard

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    A 3-year-old boy has died after he was found in a hot car outside his family's home in northern Houston. (Published Friday, June 17, 2016)

    A 3-year-old boy has died after he was found in a hot car outside his family's home in northern Houston.

    Houston fire spokesman Ruy Lozano says the child's heart stopped beating after he was found in the car about 2 p.m. Thursday. He was taken to Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, where he died shortly after arriving.

    KPRC-TV in Houston identified the boy as 3-year-old Evan Trapolino.

    Investigators said it's unclear how the boy came to be in the Volkswagen Passat parked in the front yard.

    A neighbor, Chris Johnson, told the Houston Chronicle that the child may have wandered from the family home and was playing outside when he ended up in the car.

    The National Weather Service reports the temperature about that time was 94 degrees but felt like 102 degrees at nearby Bush Intercontinental Airport.