Boy, 2, Dies In Hot Car After Dad Passes Out Drunk Inside Home

Fri, June 28, 2013 5:47pm EST by 9 Comments
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So tragic. Wayne Hubert was arrested after carelessly leaving his young son in a sweltering car for hours, resulting in his death. He is being charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Nathan Hubert, 23 months, was trapped in his carseat in his family’s car on a scorching summer day, while his father, Wayne Hubert, 32, was in the house, allegedly drunk and passed out. The little boy was found two hours later by his mother, who cried while cradling his lifeless body on the front lawn of their O’Fallon, Ill. home.

Two-Year-Old Dead After Father Leaves Him In Hot Car

Wayne put little Nathan in his carseat in his dark-colored vehicle to take a drive, but instead, the father of two went back in the house and “consumed alcohol to a level which caused him to pass out,” according to the charging documents.

Wayne was charged with involuntary manslaughter, and faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child because his four-year-old daughter was home alone when the man was passed out. He was released on $250,000 bail on June 22.

Neighbors Describe Wayne As Loving Father

Neighbors of the family have fond memories of the little boy and his parents, calling little Nathan energetic and happy, remembering him always playing and laughing. Of Wayne and his wife, neighbor Keith Richter, 63, told the Daily Mail:

They are fantastic people. From what I could observe, they always seemed to be very attentive and well-caring parents.

A History of Tragic Accidents

Unfortunately, stories like that of the Hubert family are far from uncommon. With thirteen tragic incidents of children dying in hot cars so far in summer 2013 , it seems as though there are too many parents who don’t realize how dangerous it is to leave a child unattended in a car in hot weather. And sadly, there are parents with alleged substance abuse issues who don’t realize how dangerous their behavior can be to their little ones.

So sad. Our thoughts are with Nathan’s family during this difficult time.

Mail Online

– Lindsay Goldstein

More Tragic Child Death News:

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  3. Toddler Dies After Forgetful Dad Leaves Her Locked In His Hot Car

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lulu

Posted at 2:47 PM on June 29, 2013  

I feel horrible for the mother. I have 3 step kids and 3 of my own and I am so glad they are all old enough to get out of a locked car. This used to be my biggest fear, counting kids every time we went places. My prayers go out to this family!!

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louise

Posted at 3:48 AM on June 29, 2013  

what that poor mother must have gone through when she found her baby, my heart goes out to her.

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louise

Posted at 3:46 AM on June 29, 2013  

it’s not just babies also dogs, i have lost count at the number of dogs i see sweltering in cars. disgusting.

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louise

Posted at 3:43 AM on June 29, 2013  

i agree with the other louise, don’t show him any sympathy. why was he let out on bail he should be locked up.

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Lee

Posted at 2:27 AM on June 29, 2013  

Rip to that Lil baby boy Nathan and the father need to get help asap Don’t need to be drinking period

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Michelle

Posted at 10:19 PM on June 28, 2013  

I dont know which is worse….He was going to drive under the influence in the first place?? Man…Not a responsible parent at all

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Lisa

Posted at 8:18 PM on June 28, 2013  

HE NEEDS TO FRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Texas proud

Posted at 5:59 PM on June 28, 2013  

Gee will have to suffer with this tRagedy ail his life…prison, jail, nothing like that is going to help him…he needs deep down thrapy before hekills himself…

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louise

Posted at 1:42 AM on June 29, 2013  

I hope he doesn’t get therapy and kills himself because that’s what he deserves. Can you imagine the fear and pain that poor little boy went through as he boiled to death!

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