Toddler dies in hot car after daycare worker left him in backseat all day: Reports – Crime Online
A one-year-old boy was reportedly found dead Thursday in a hot car parked outside a Tennessee daycare center.
The toddler, who has not been publicly identified, died in a hospital after being found unconscious at Education is the Key Childcare in Memphis. Police said a daycare worker picked up the child from her personal vehicle, where she left him behind while working all day, according to WHBQ.
The employee reportedly found the toddler in the backseat of her car after completing her work.
It was 90 degrees in Memphis the day the boy was allegedly left in the car. A preliminary investigation suggests he died of heat exhaustion, WMC reported.
Memphis police confirmed to WHBQ that a person has been arrested in connection with the child’s death. However, no criminal charges have been filed.
According to No Heat Stroke, the toddler is the second child to die in a hot car this year. In 2021, 23 children died from vehicular heat stroke.
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