Child dies after being left in hot car while family worships

Posted at 12:05 PM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 12:05:24-04

DALLAS — A 3-year-old boy died on Sunday after he was accidentally left in a hot car parked outside a church, according to police.

The child’s family was attending an afternoon bible study at Rehoboth Praise Assembly in Dallas, according to CBS Dallas.

A church member told KDFW the boy’s mother and father were in separate groups at the church. When the couple reunited 45 minutes after arriving at the church, they realized they only had four kids and their youngest child was missing.

The father immediately left the church and ran to the parking lot, where he found the boy unresponsive inside the family’s SUV.

The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The father speaks limited English and had trouble communicating that he needed someone to call 911, a church member told KDFW.