BAKERSFIELD - A 5-year-old boy's death was ruled an accident due to heat stroke, officials said Monday.
Fernando Velasquez wandered out of his home on April 29. He climbed into his family's vehicle and fell asleep.
He was found unresponsive and died in the hospital May 5.
According to Kids and Cars , Fernando is the fifth child to die from heatstroke inside a car this year, two of which happened in California.
Bakersfield man waits 61 years for medals
After 61 years of waiting, Bakersfield native Richard Vega received five medals honoring his service during the Korean War.
CHP looking for senior volunteers
The California Highway Patrol Bakersfield area office is looking for senior citizens who want to give back to their community as senior volunteers.
Bio-Energy Day teaches students about careers
Students with an interest in science and technology received a hands-on lesson that is preparing them for the job force.
Partial solar eclipse to take place Thursday
The heavens will align as the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth to put on a dramatic show in the sky.