Tot found dead in hot car in Wylie



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Posted on August 13, 2010 at 5:28 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 13 at 6:06 PM

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WYLIE — Wylie police are investigating the death of a child who was left in a hot vehicle on one of the hottest days of the year.

Police and paramedics were called to the 2900 block of Katie Circle in the Collin County community at 5:30 p.m.  Thursday. The two-year-old girl, who has been identified as Carson Adams, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the father, Jason Dean Adams, arrived home with Carson and four other children, ages 6 to 9, about 2:30 p.m. and went inside, thinking the little girl was with the other children.

Three hours later, about 5:20 p.m., Adams was readying the children for soccer practice when he noticed Carson was missing. He returned to the SUV, which was parked in the driveway, and found the girl inside. She was not breathing.

He immediately called 911 and performed CPR.

According to investigators, the child may have been left alone in the vehicle for about three hours. National Weather Service data from the nearby reporting station in McKinney indicates that the outside temperature ranged between 100 and 101 degrees during that period.

The temperature inside the car was 130 degrees and the child's body temperature was 108 degrees. There was evidence that Carson tried to get out of the car seat.

Dallas Morning News contributed to this report.