An 8-month-old Virginia girl died Tuesday after being left in a hot car for an extended period of time, according to reports.
At 12:30 p.m., Chesapeake police responded to a report of a child left in a vehicle on Adventure Way. Police told WAVY the infant was left in the car for “several hours.”
The girl, who was not publicly identified, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Authorities have not yet shared specific details regarding her death as the incident remains under investigation.
Per the National Weather Service, temperatures in Chesapeake on Tuesday were in the high 90s — though the heat index reached near 110 degrees.
According to No Heat Stroke, the 8-month-old is the 14th child to die in a hot car this year. In 2019, 52 children died of vehicular heatstroke.
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