CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in the Virginia city of Chesapeake say that a baby girl has died after being left alone in an unoccupied vehicle.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that the infant had been in the car for several hours on Tuesday. The Chesapeake Police Department said officers responded to the report of an unattended child in a vehicle about 12:38 p.m.
First responders rendered aid and rushed the 8-month-old to a local hospital. But she was pronounced dead. Temperatures were in the high 90s on Tuesday, while heat index values climbed to near 110 degrees.
The incident remains under investigation.