HOUSTON, Texas — A 3-year-old boy who wandered into a car while looking for his toy died after being unable to get out of the vehicle, according to authorities.
On Thursday, the boy entered the car parked near a house to retrieve his toy from the back seat, said Kese Smith, spokesperson of the Houston Police Department. He entered through the unlocked front door and climbed into the back seat.
Once he got into the back seat, he couldn’t open the back door because the child protective locks were on, Smith said.
It was extremely hot in Houston on Thursday, with a high of 100 degrees.