A 3-year-old boy has died after he was found locked in a hot car in Sweetwater, Tennessee, on Monday, authorities said.
The boy’s grandmother — who is also his guardian — told authorities she had been mowing a neighbor’s lawn while a teenager was watching several children at the home, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
When the grandmother came back to the home, they realized the boy was missing, officials said.
The boy was found in a locked 2006 Honda Accord at the home. It’s not clear if the car was locked when it was parked earlier that day, the sheriff’s office said.
The grandmother said she took the boy out of the car and into the home where she tried to revive him but was unsuccessful, the sheriff’s office said.
The boy had spent 35 minutes in the car, officials said. The temperature reached 86 degrees that day.
“After the investigation is complete, the file will be turned over to the district attorney for review,” sheriff’s office spokesman Lowell Russell told ABC News via email.
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SOURCE: ABC News, Emily Shapiro