The incident in Danielsville
, sobre 87 millas al noreste de Atlanta, was at least the fifth hot-car death of a child in June
, de acuerdo con la National Safety Council
y el NoHeatStroke.org data site run by San Jose University’s Department of Meteorology and Climate Science
De media, 38 children younger than 15 die from heatstroke each year after being left in a car, according to the council.
In the Danielsville case, sheriff’s deputies, Madison County EMS and local police responded and rendered aid before the child was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead, according to a MCSO statement.
The child’s mother was inside her place of business for an undisclosed amount of time before she found the child, la declaración decía.
Temperatures in the area hovered between 86 degrees and 88 degrees during the hour when the child was found Friday afternoon, according to the CNN Weather. With an outside air temperature of 86 grados, the car could have reached well over 100 grados en 20 minutes or less.
MCSO said it has contacted the Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, which will receive the case for review once the investigation is complete and determine if charges should be filed.
Madison County Coroner Julie Harrison in a statement confirmed the death from “thermal exposure” but said the child was 11 Meses de edad. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy was being performed.
Three-year-old died in Columbus, Georgia, el domingo
In the other Georgia case, el domingo, Kendrick Engram Jr., had arrived home in an SUV in Columbus with his grandmother and other children around 5:30 pm., following an afternoon at church and running errands, according to a Muscogee County Coroner’s Office report on the child’s death.
The grandmother told investigators she believed all the children got out of her SUV when they got home, the coroner’s report said, and she went to her bedroom. Kendrick’s mother was at work at the time and had met with the group at a nearby Walmart earlier during her lunch break, el informe dijo.
Nearly three hours later, alrededor 8:15 pm., Kendrick’s uncle used the SUV to drive to a Wendy’s restaurant and was unaware the boy was in the back seat, según el informe. He parked the vehicle and went inside, where he later got a phone call from Kendrick’s grandmother asking if he had seen him.
The uncle found Kendrick in the car with “foam and blood coming from his mouth” and called for emergency medical assistance, which arrived two minutes after the call, el informe dijo.
Kendrick was described as “extremely hot to the touch,” el informe dijo, and showed no signs of life.
The preliminary cause of death is asphyxiation
, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan told CNN
. Temperatures Sunday in the Columbus area reached as high as
96 grados, de acuerdo con la Servicio Meteorológico Nacional
The child body was to be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for an autopsy, the coroner’s office said. Autopsy results may take up to five months to complete, Bryan said.
CNN has sought comment from the Columbus Police Department.
Toddler left in a car died, la policía dijo
En Virginia, an 18-month-old boy died after he was accidentally left in an unattended vehicle for several hours
, Chesterfield County police said Tuesday
. Police did not specify his cause of death
, but the high temperature in Midlothian
, sobre 20 miles west of Richmond
, was around
81 degrees that day
. The child’s father later took his own life
In Texas last week
, a 5-year-old died after he was left inside a car outside the family’s Houston home
The majority of pediatric hot-car deaths occur because the child is forgotten by a caregiver
, according to data compiled by Jan Null
, a lecturer at San Jose State University’s Department of Meteorology and Climate Science
The tragedies often draw national attention. Murder charges are fairly rare and convictions are even less likely, según los expertos.
Georgia’s highest court last month overturned the murder conviction of a father sentenced to life without parole for the
2014 hot-car death of his 22-month-old son
The Georgia Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that evidence submitted by prosecutors of Justin Ross Harris’ extramarital sexual relationships — which the state portrayed as the motivation behind his decision to kill his son, cobre — had unfair prejudicial impact on the jury.
Defense attorneys had argued Cooper’s death was a tragic accident caused by his father’s lapse in memory.