Mo. baby dies after mom accidentally leaves him in car

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A 13-month-old suburban Kansas City baby has died after accidentally being left in the car all day while his mother worked.

Lee’s Summit police say the boy’s mother thought she had dropped him off at daycare, but instead he spent the day in the car in unseasonably hot conditions.

Authorities say the toddler’s death was a tragic accident and there are no signs of foul play. The mother discovered her child was in the car and not breathing around 4:30 p.m. Thursday and called for medical help.

Paramedics and police arrived at the scene and found the mother trying to revive the child, but neither she nor emergency responders could do so.

Temperatures reached the low 80s, meaning the car’s internal temperature could have easily reached 100.


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