Four-Month-Old Dies in Hot Car in Phoenix

Phoenix Four-Month-Old Dies in Hot Car After, Marking the 48th Hot Car Death of the Year

Another baby has died after being left in a hot car. The four-month-old girl is the 48th child to die so far this year as a result of being left in a hot car.

Phoenix police arrived at the parking lot of a Washington Elementary District School busing facility after receiving a call about an unresponsive child. In a press conference held by the Phoenix police, they shared that officers attempted CPR, but the little girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police have not revealed the name of the child or her parents, but shared that they are adoptive and foster parents to several children. The dad had dropped off a “group of children” at daycare before heading to work.

He later went to pick up his baby girl to take her to an appointment and then returned to work, forgetting that the baby was still in the car.

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The father, who is a school administrator, told police he returned to his car around 3:30 p.m. to realize his daughter was still inside. Temperatures in the area were nearly 90 degrees that day.

“I understand he is a very good man, he is a parent to adopted children that he’s helped a lot, many other children that honestly don’t have parents,” Phoenix police Detective Luis Samudio said. “He and his wife are people that are always willing to help others.”

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Police are currently investigating the incident and no charges have been filed.

This marks the 48th hot car death in 2019 in the United States, with that number still expected to rise as temperatures remain high in certain areas. For information on how to prevent child car deaths, click here.

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