1-year-old dies after being left in sizzling automotive exterior a Walgreens in Georgia for hours

A 1-year-old has died after being left inside a sizzling automotive parked exterior a Walgreens retailer in Danielsville, Georgia.

Native police stated officers responded to studies of “an unresponsive baby” at a Walgreens retailer in Danielsville, which is about 16 miles northeast of Athens, early Thursday afternoon.

In accordance with the Madison County Sheriff’s Workplace, which is aiding Danielsville police within the case, the kid’s mom labored on the Walgreens retailer.

The sheriff’s workplace estimates the newborn was inside the recent automotive for 3 or fours hours earlier than the mom found the kid within the automobile, WXIA, NBC’s Atlanta affiliate, reported. Authorities consider the within automotive temperature was over 100 levels.

The 1-year-old acquired emergency assist earlier than being rushed to a hospital in Athens, the place the kid was finally pronounced lifeless, WXIA reported.

That is the third baby to die inside a sizzling automotive in Georgia because the starting of the yr, in line with the Youngsters and Automobile Security nonprofit group, which tracks such deaths. Two of these deaths occurred this week.

The mom employed on the Walgreens advised investigators she usually drops her two youngsters at separate daycare facilities earlier than going to work, the Athens Banner-Herald, an area newspaper, reported. On Thursday, the 30-year-old lady by chance left one in every of her youngsters contained in the automotive.

The mom didn’t notice she by no means stopped on the second day care middle earlier than arriving at work, the Athens Banner-Herald reported.

An investigation into the kid’s dying stays ongoing.

The sheriff’s workplace stated it’s working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to course of proof, WXIA reported. The workplace has additionally been in contact with the Northern Judicial Circuit District Legal professional’s Workplace to find out if any prices are warranted.