The Canyon County Coroner’s Office confirmed Thursday that a 5-month-old girl left alone in a hot car in May died of hyperthermia.
Kyrae Vineyard was left in a locked vehicle in the 4000 block of Cleveland Boulevard, near a car dealership just west of Lake Avenue in Caldwell. The windows were rolled up. It was 74 degrees outside when the child was found by a person who was not her caretaker, but it was much hotter inside the car. Hyperthermia is caused when a person’s body temperature rises greatly above what is normal.
The incident remains under investigation and no formal charges had been filed as of Thursday.