3-year-old boy dies after climbing into parents’ hot car to get his favorite toy and gets locked inside


Evan Trapolino 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A young boy lost his life after he entered his parents’ hot car to get his favorite toy.

However, he got locked inside the car and he was unable to get out, police in Texas said.

It was a very tragic day for the family, whose mother was recently diagnosed with cancer, as she now lost her youngest child.

Police said that the family went looking for 3-year-old Evan Trapolino, after he managed to get out of their home.

He was found locked inside the family's hot car in the 1200 block of Hopper Road. Temperatures outside reached 96 degrees.

The Houston fire department opened the door of the car and the child was rushed to Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, where he died shortly after arriving.

Ruy Lozano, who is the spokesman for the fire department, said that the boy went into cardiac arrest after he was found in the car about 2:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Investigators said that the three-year-old boy climbed through the front door and crawled into the back seats, but he couldn’t get out because of child locks on the doors.

The family, friends and neighbors are devastated over the loss.