Special Crash Investigations Remote Non-Traffic Surveillance Fatal Hyperthermia Investigation; Vehicle: 1998 Volkswagen Beetle; Location: South Carolina; Incident Date: June 2015

The interest in this remote investigation was the circumstances surrounding the hyperthermia-related fatality of a 4-year-old male who was found inside a 1998 Volkswagen Beetle parked in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The child was police-reported to have gone outside to play while being watched by a 19-year-old sibling who remained in the apartment. The child’s mother returned home from work and asked the whereabouts of the 4-year-old male. The mother and a neighbor began to search for the child and found him in the Volkswagen approximately 75 minutes after he allegedly exited the apartment to play. The child was found unconscious and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased on arrival.


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  • Accession Number: 01672712
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 550, CR16035
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-12-C-00269
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2018 12:37PM