Dra Kadyn, 3, was left in a hot car on Monday from 8am until 4pm by which time he died
A three-year-old child has died after being left inside a hot car on a college campus in Alabama.
Fairfield Police Chief Nick Dyer said the boy died Monday afternoon after he was left in the car while the temperature rose leaving the child in the most unbearable heat, all while his grandmother was at work feet away at Miles College near Birmingham.
The boy, who has been identified Dra Kadyn, was discovered unresponsive around 4 p.m. and taken to the Children’s of Alabama hospital where was pronounced dead.
The temperature on Monday was about 87 degrees and experts estimate the temperature inside the car would have likely been more than 130F.
A student, who wanted to remain anonymous told WVTM that as she was leaving class, a staff member ran past her yelling for help. ‘They all tried to get help. It was already too late. He wasn’t breathing. The grandmother was hysterical.’
Dra Kadyn together with his father, VonDragus Husdon, who is believed to work for the school as a football coach
It’s believed the little boy had been left in the car while his grandmother was working at the nearby college. He had been in the car all day for more than eight hours as temperatures rose
Dra Kadyn is the fourth child to die in a hot car in Alabama this year
Dyer believes the boy had been in the car since his grandmother arrived at work just after 8 a.m.
Dyer says Fairfield Police will present the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office to determine whether charges will be filed.
‘It’s a tragedy and my thoughts and prayers are with the family,” the the police chief said to AL.com.
Both the boy’s grandmother and his father are employed at the college.
The grandmother works in software support, and the father is an assistant football coach.
‘Miles College is praying for the family during this difficult time,” said Miles spokeswoman Alicia Johnson Williams. ‘Our hearts, prayers and support are extended to our team member and the entire family.’
So far this year, 39 children have died across the United States, including four in Alabama.