Autistic Man Dies After Being Left In Sweltering Van, Two Residential Counselors Suspended

Brian Nevins (CBS/KYW)
Brian Nevins (CBS/KYW)

LANGHORNE, Pa. (CBS/KYW/AP) A home for people with disabilities has suspended two employees after a 20-year-old autistic man died, when he was left in a hot van following a trip to a suburban Philadelphia theme park.

Twenty-year-old Bryan Nevins, a resident at the Woods Services treatment home, had returned there around noon Saturday with two counselors and three other residents, after a brief trip to nearby Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa.

Nevins was not deemed missing until a nurse looked for him to give him medication around 4 p.m. Saturday, as temperatures reached the high 90s.

Nevins' brother, who was also being cared for at the facility, has reportedly been removed by family members, CBS affiliate KYW in Philadelphia reports.

Woods Services said Tuesday that a second residential counselor who chaperoned clients on the trip has been suspended.

Officials previously announced the suspension of a counselor who served as the van driver.