Burleson 1-year-old dies after being left in car
for hours, officials say
BY AZIA BRANSON
A boy who would have celebrated his second birthday next month died after being
left in the car Friday in Burleson, officials said.
Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Southeast Gardens Boulevard about 7
p.m. on a report of an unresponsive child, said DeAnna Phillips, police
Phillips said the mother found her child in his carseat in the back of the car
and started screaming, alerting the neighbors, who rushed out and began
performing CPR. When first responders arrived, they took over but the child
never regained consciousness.
Kingston Jackson, 1, of Burleson, was taken to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort
Worth where he died at 7:55 p.m., according to the Tarrant County medical
examiner’s website. He would have turned two on May 6.
The initial investigation reveals that the child may have been in the car for
five hours before being found, Phillips said.
No arrests have been made as of Saturday morning but the investigation is
ongoing, Phillips said.