3-year-old dies after found unresponsive in hot car

Frankfort Police and Franklin County Coroner Will Harrod are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who was found unresponsive and locked inside a hot vehicle last week.

Calvin Hedges, the son of Tonie Columbia and Edward B. Hedges, was pronounced dead at 9:50 p.m. Friday after being transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center from a residence at 317 Strathmore Drive.

“We are talking with multiple sources and ascertaining information on what took place,” Harrod said.

A cause of death has not been released. According to Harrod, an autopsy was performed Saturday, but results will take 12-14 weeks.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with family,” the Franklin County Health Department posted on its Facebook page. “When this hits so close to home, we want to help remind all those with pets and children to always leave something like a shoe or cell phone in the back (of the vehicle) to make sure everyone gets out safe.”