Child, 5, Dies After Being Found in Hot auto

His father, Darek, stated Zachary, who has autism, wandered out of the household’s home and into the unlocked vehicle the place he was later discovered.


According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, Zachary Elshaarawy died at 3 Cook Children’s Medical Center.

Police are investigating the death of a 5-year-old autistic boy who was found dead in a hot vehicle . He died in the emergency room at 3pm.

A Burleson police sergeant found him in the back passenger-side seat in a auto parked on the street between his home and a neighbor’s home, Ellertson said.

“I don’t know how I’m going to live”, said a visibly distraught Darek. ‘He was happy to go to school [tomorrow].

Zachary was reported lacking for about 15 minutes, police stated.

A woman, who identified herself to police as the child’s grandmother, told officers that several people had checked the home, according to Ellertson.

After police and a dozen citizens searched the home, the area around the lake and along Hwy 174, Zachary was located.

His father tells us that Zachary was set to start kindergarten tomorrow.

The Nationwide Climate Service reported the surface temperature reached 97 levels in close by Cleburne at three p.m. Temperatures in an enclosed auto can soar inside minutes.

Fennell said that 33 per cent of hot auto deaths occur when a child climbs into a vehicle and can’t get out.

Burleson Police Officer Jae Berg said that the department would be interviewing family members and doing a thorough investigation into Zachary’s death this week.


Texas ranks worst within the research; between 1998 and 2014, 95 youngsters died after being left in scorching automobiles.

Zachary Elshaarawy died after being found in a hot car near his home in Burleson Tex.         
                                     CBS Dallas