2-year-old Indiana boy found inside hot vehicle dies

DALEVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old boy has died after being found unresponsive inside a vehicle parked outside his home during hot weather in central Indiana.

The Star Press reports Jaxon Stults was pronounced dead Wednesday evening in Daleville.

His mother, 28-year-old Britni Nicole Wihebrink, is being held on a preliminary charge of neglect of a dependent. Court records don’t list her lawyer. The newspaper says Wihebrink told a 911 dispatcher she took a nap then found her son.

An autopsy is planned Thursday. Zach Crouch, a Delaware County deputy coroner, says the death was likely heat-related.

The National Weather Service says high temperatures Wednesday in the Daleville area topped 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) before cooling off later.