Police in New York reported that a 14-month-old child died after being left unsupervised in a hot car for eight hours by her grandmother.
The 54-year-old grandmother left the young child in a car seat inside a Jeep Cherokee on Monday when she left the toddler at a daycare facility in Smithtown, Long Island, to go to work, according to a news release from Suffolk County police.
The grandmother discovered she had left the kid in the car when she returned to pick the child up from the daycare facility eight hours later, according to the police.
The youngster was brought to a hospital, where doctors declared her dead. Investigations into the death are ongoing, and no charges have been brought.
According to the U.S., over 40 kids in the country pass away from heatstroke each year after being abandoned or getting trapped in a car. the Transportation Department.
Most incidents occur when a parent or other adult forgets the child is in the car. Smithtown recorded a high temperature of 83 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) on Monday, but temperatures inside a car can rise significantly higher.