Deadly week for toddlers left in sweltering U.S. cars
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:33 PM - Police are investigating three separate incidents of children being left unattended in hot cars in the United States.
A man and woman from Fort Meyers, Florida are facing four counts of child negligence after leaving their daughter unattended in a hot car for more than a half-hour Sunday afternoon, with three other children alone at home.
The 11-month-old girl was found crying in a Wal-Mart parking lot by a passerby. She was able to break into the vehicle through a partially-opened window.
The child had a temperature of 101 and was taken to a local hospital. The parents told police they had forgotten their daughter was in the car.
TWO CHILDREN FOUND DEAD IN ARIZONA
On Monday, a two-and-a-half year old toddler died in Phoenix, Arizona after the parents left the child unattended inside a hot vehicle.
According to CNN, the parents had been running errands and got distracted.
"Everybody believed somebody else was watching the child," Sgt. Trent Crump of the Phoenix police told reporters.
Authorities say they child had likely been in the car for more than two hours.
The following day, another toddler was found dead in the city after his father, James Koryor, left him unattended in a hot car.
A five-year-old boy was also in the vehicle as well, but managed to escape.
Koryor has been arrested in the incident. He is facing charges of manslaughter and child abuse.
Sources: News Press | CNN
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