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Boy, 3, dies after being left in car for almost three hours in 90F heat after his grandmother forgot about him and his uncle discovered him during Wendy's drive-thru run in Georgia

A Georgia boy died in a hot car at a Wendy's drive-thru after his grandmother had forgotten about him in the back seat. Kendrick Engram Jr, three, was discovered by his uncle at the fast-food restaurant on Wynnton Road Sunday in Columbus after he had been left inside of the car for about 2 hours and 45 minutes, according to the Muscogee County Coroner's Office.
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Georgia boy, 3, dead after grandma forgets about him in hot car; uncle makes gruesome drive-thru discovery

A 3-year-old boy in Georgia died after his grandmother forgot about him in a hot car for hours, local news reports said. Kendrick Engram Jr., 3, was found dead inside an SUV in a Wendy’s parking lot on Wynnton Road in Columbus, Georgia, on Sunday evening after the boy’s uncle borrowed what he thought was a passenger-less vehicle to make a drive-thru ice cream run. The boy’s grandmother had taken Engram Jr. and three other children to church earlier in the day, stopped to eat, and then arrived back at home around 5:30 p.m.

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - An investigation is underway after a child was found dead in a vehicle at a Columbus restaurant, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan. The incident happened at Wendy’s on Wynnton Road. Officials said the child was three years old. No further details have been...

Toddler in Georgia died after being left in hot car for nearly 3 hours, coroner says

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3-year-old dies after nearly 3 hours in hot car

A 3-year-old boy has died after he was left in a hot car in Columbus, Georgia, the coroner said. Officials believe the boy, Kendrick Engram Jr., had been in the car for about 2 hours and 45 minutes by the time he was pronounced dead Sunday evening, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan told ABC News.