accident’: No charges in Rock Hill boy’s death in hot car, police say
The death of a 2-year-old Rock Hill boy who was found in a
hot car was “a terrible accident,” and no charges will be filed at this time
pending later test results, police said.
Lamartray Adams Jr. was
found by his father and neighbors at the Glens Apartments in the car Sunday
afternoon around 4:40 p.m. The boy had walked out of the apartment, climbed
into the family car, then locked himself inside, said Lt. Michael Chavis of
the Rock Hill Police Department. Sunday afternoon temperatures reached the
The investigation by Rock Hill Police Department detectives and
South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division agents showed that police
believe the boy was not left in the vehicle by his father, Chavis said in a
Police said after consulting with prosecutors from
the 16th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, “no charges will be filed at this time
pending the results of toxicology.”
The father went looking for the
child after he realized his son was missing, Chavis said.
was inside the family residence when he opened the front door and walked
outside,” Chavis said. “Adams then went to the family vehicle and climbed
inside with the door, shutting and locking it behind him.”
of this investigation reveal this to be a terrible accident,” Chavis said.
Lamartray Adamas Jr. was unresponsive when police and EMS crews arrived
at the scene. The first police officer on scene tried CPR on the chil, but
the child died on the way to the hospital, said Sabrina Gast, York County
Gast has not yet issued a cause or manner of death.