Toddler Dies After Being Left In Hot Car On College Campus

Written by Deja Monet July 10, 2019
Photo Credit: University Of Southern Indiana/Instagram

A three-year-old boy died after he was left in “an excessively hot” vehicle on a college campus in Indiana.

According to ABC News, authorities arrived at the University of Southern Indiana around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday after responding to a call about an unresponsive toddler. It was reported by the Vanderburgh Sheriff’s Office that three-year-old Oliver Dill was left inside of the hot vehicle for several hours and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner stated that a cause of death has yet to be determined.

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University of Southern Indiana president Dr. Ronald S. Rochon released a statement in light of the boy’s tragic death:

“As a parent and the president of the University of Southern Indiana, I am deeply saddened to inform you of the tragic death of a young child as a result of being left in a parked car on our campus.”

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Our deepest condolences go out to the family of this young child. This is a loss no parent should bear,” Rochon said. “If you have a child in your life, please hug them tight and remember that counseling services are available if you need them.”

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