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A 3-year-old dies in a hot car for nearly 3 hours

A 3-year-old boy died after being left in a hot car in Columbus, Georgia.

Authorities believe that the boy Kendrick Engram Jr. had been in the car for about two hours and 45 minutes before being declared dead on Sunday night, Coroner Buddy Brian, Mascogie County. Told ABC News.

On Sunday the temperature reached the 90's.

Kendrick spent Sunday with his grandmother and three sisters and returned home around 5:30 pm, Brian said.

"Everyone entered the house except the little boy," Brian said. "My grandmother went into the bedroom and the other kids went to the kitchen area to eat. Then the kids went in and out and played ... just like the kids."

"Around 8:15 pm, my grandmother called out to the children and asked about the number of people, but no one knew where Kendrick was," Brian said.

Also, at around 8:15 pm, Brian said his grandmother's son (a child's uncle) rented his grandmother's car and headed for Wendy's.

Brian said his uncle was in Wendy and at about 8:30 pm his grandmother called and asked if he had Kendrick. My uncle said no, and she asked him to check the car, Brian said.

Brian said his uncle got out of the car and noticed that Kendrick was unresponsive and he called 911.

Prosecutors said his office plans to control Kendrick's heat-related death.

According to, a national non-profit organization, this is the seventh child to die in a hot car in the United States this year. Click here for tips on how to keep your kids safe from hot cars this summer.