The Georgia baby who died after being left for hours in a hot car outside the Walgreens where her mother works are the ninth infant who died of the same cause in the United States this week.
The Kids and Car Safety non-profit organization also added that the death of the 1-year-old Thursday in Danielsville, about 16 miles northeast of Athens, is the second in the state this week.
The Madison County Sheriff said the mother of the child — neither of whom was publicly identified — worked at the store, where she was inside “for an undetermined amount of time before she discovered the child in the vehicle.”
The police suspect the child could have been inside the car—where the temperature reached over 100 degrees—for anywhere from three to four hours.
The local police are still conducting a deeper investigation into the incident at the moment.