Fort Worth Police say a three-year-old boy died Friday afternoon after crawling into a hot car at his home.
This happened just before 3 p.m. Friday afternoon in the 3800 block of Waldorf Street in Fort Worth.
At the time, temperatures were hovering close to the century mark.
Investigators say Keandre Goodman climbed into a inoperable car parked in the yard.
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His parents began looking for him and 45 minutes later found him unresponsive inside the car.
“This was a kid playing and kids seem to get away,” said neighbor and family friend Janice Sherman. “You have a whole lot of kids out playing. This baby did what any other would do, try and hide or something.”
Keandre’s parents declined to talk on camera Saturday evening.
Family members did not want to go into details about what happened including if the car was unlocked.
On Sunday, Child Protective Services confirmed to NBC 5 that they are investigating and that six other children that lived in the home are now in protective custody. The children range in age from 2-months-old to 15-years-old.
“It’s a reminder for every parent, everyone that has kids, keeping kids, around kids, be mindful of kids that are around you,” said Sherman. “It’s a bitter lesson. But it’s a lesson learned.”
The temperature in Fort Worth on Friday was 98 degrees. According to online statistics, that means the temperature inside the car climbed to over 130 degrees in 45 minutes.