A child who was just 8 months old was discovered in a vehicle in Chesapeake, Virginia, and was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead by the medical team, on Tuesday.
Police said in a statement that they were called and informed at around 12:35 p.m that a child was left unattended to the 900 blocks of Adventure Way in Deep Creek.
The officers arrived at the spot and they found the little girl, who was nearly 8 months old, was left alone in the car “for several hours.”
The temperatures of the city Chesapeake on Tuesday were recorded102 degrees.
According to the sources, Medics arrived at the incident spot and attempted to treat the girl before taking her to the hospital, where she was declared dead.
Police have not released the identity of the child yet and the vehicle owner in which she was left, because of an ongoing investigation.
Chesapeake Police Department Detective Alison Robare said to the media that they don’t know the real cause of the child’s death due to autopsy results are currently pending.
According to a report, every year an average of 39 children dies after being left in hot cars in the US.
In the year 2020 so far, 14 children have died due to being left in hot cars.