On average, 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, 声明说.
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 度数, the car could have reached well over 100 degrees in 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 几个月大. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy was being performed.
Three-year-old died in Columbus, 佐治亚州, 在星期天
In the other Georgia case, 在星期天, Kendrick Engram Jr., had arrived home in an SUV in Columbus with his grandmother and other children around 5:30 下午, 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, 报告说.
Nearly three hours later, 大约 8:15 下午, Kendrick’s uncle used the SUV to drive to a Wendy’s restaurant and was unaware the boy was in the back seat, 根据报告. 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, 报告说.
Kendrick was described as “extremely hot to the touch,” 报告说, 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 度数, 根据 国家气象局
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, 警察说
在弗吉尼亚, 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
, 关于 20 miles west of Richmond
, was around
81 度那天. 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, 据专家介绍.
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, 库珀 — 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.