Two Florida children died in separate incidents Friday after reportedly being left in hot cars.
CNN reported that two children—a 1-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy—died miles apart from one another Friday. The girl was found dead in a car parked at a Sanford Wawa at 4:50 p.m. while the boy was found 2:30 p.m. in a locked car at Elite Preparatory Academy in Orlando and died a short time later.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Jeff Williamson said the boy was left in the car “for quite some time” as he showed clear signs of distress. WFTS reported that temperatures on the day in question reached 92 degrees—with a heat index of 102. WESH reported that no charges have been filed in connection with his death.
While the 4-year-old hasn’t been publically identified, CrimeOnline previously reported that the baby girl’s mother is facing negligent manslaughter charges for her death.
Kailyn Pollard, 29, is accused of working from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and forgetting to take her daughter, Kit Noelle Pollard, to daycare. Reports indicated that Pollard went to Olive Garden and Wawa to get gas before noticing her daughter unconscious in the back seat.
Pollard is currently jailed on $20,000 bond. Her next court appearance is scheduled for October 23.
According to NoHeatStroke.org, 48 children have died in hot cars this year.
[Featured image: WESH video screengrab]