Boy locks self in car, dies at scene, authorities say Published: June 19, 2013

BETHEL ACRES -- A 3-year-old boy playing around vehicles apparently locked himself inside one of them and died after being overcome by heat, authorities said.

The child was found dead in a vehicle on the family's property in the Bethel Acres area.

The Shawnee News-Star reports the boy was being watched by his mother's fiance.

The child was found in the car and the fiance called 911, but when emergency personnel arrive, the boy had died, the newspaper reported.

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