A 4-month girl died Wednesday after she was left in a fiery hot outside a Florida Day Care Center for nearly five hours, the authorities said.
The Jacksonville police received a call around noon. from a day care employee who said she had discovered that the infant "is still not attached to her child seat," said the sheriff's office in a press release.
The employee had checked the van after the infant's mother called day care to make post-school arrangements, but the infant was not controlled ̵
The girl who had been left in the van since approx. pm. 8:25, was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, the sheriff's office said. Temperatures in Jacksonville on Wednesday had reached 92 degrees, reports reported.
BABY DIES After getting into a hot car in indianapoli
The item's driver and day care co-owner, 56-year-old Darryl Ewing, was arrested and booked in prison for childcare charges, the sheriff's office said.
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Investigators said Ewing was responsible for maintaining a driver's log that documented all the kids in the habit. Ewing had logged two of the victim's siblings, but not the victim, the release said. An investigation is ongoing.