Baby girl dies strapped in car seat after dad ‘forgets’ her in hot truck all day: Police

A 1-year-old Tennessee toddler is dead after her adoptive father allegedly left her in a hot car all day.

The Tennesseean reported that the father told police he had dropped off the baby’s older sibling at day care but “forgot about the child” when he got to their East Nashville home on Wednesday. The girl’s mother reportedly found the toddler strapped into her car seat at 5:40 p.m. She was pronounced dead a short time later.

Records indicated that temperatures in Nashville reached 89 degrees on the day in question—meaning temperatures inside the truck could’ve reached 120 degrees.

While authorities haven’t revealed the parents’ identities, they mentioned that the pair had recently adopted the 1-year-old.

WTVF spoke to the adoptive mother and learned the biological mother had spoken to the couple and chose them as her daughter’s parents. While the adoption was official, the biological was to be involved in the baby’s life.

The biological mother learned of her daughter’s death from the adoption agency Wednesday. The station reported that the child had celebrated her first birthday days earlier.

The 1-year-old is the seventh child to die in a hot car this year, according to

The Metro Nashville Police Department said their investigation is ongoing, WSMV reported. As of Thursday, it’s not known whether any arrests were made in connection with this case.

[Featured image: Metro Nashville Police Department]