“Boy Dies in Heated Van”
FLORIDA, CALIFORNIA (February , 2017) – 3-year-old Myles Hill was found dead in a van outside the Little Miracles Academy prior to being in the van for several hours, according to law enforcement officials.
Myles was scheduled to be dropped of at another location. However, he was taken to a location where he was discovered lying on the floor of the van for approximately more than 11 hours Monday evening, according to Orlando Police Chief John Mina.
Myles’ death is believed to be attributed to the heat as temperatures reached a high of 94 degrees Fahrenheit in Orlando on Monday. Officials are awaiting the results from the autopsy. It is unknown as to why Myles was at a different location. However, the driver of the Day Care Van admitted to not taking a head count.
The driver of the Day Care van will face criminal charges. No response was made by the daycare Tuesday.
Records from the Florida Department of Children and Families show that the Little Miracles Academy was not compliant last month with a rule requiring day care centers to keep logs of the arrival time of the children, the destination of where they were transported, and what time they departed.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends of little Myles affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”