Developing: 12-month-old Baby Dies in Hot Car While Mother Works Shift at Walgreens

A Georgia baby has died after being left inside a hot car in a Madison County parking lot, while the mother reportedly worked.

According to Fox Atlanta, police were called at around 1:30 p.m. to the Walgreens Pharmacy off of General Daniel Ave N., where a 12-month-old was found inside their mother’s vehicle. Police say the mother works at Walgreens and was doing her shift while her child remained in the car.

The baby was airlifted to Piedmont Hospital in Athens and pronounced dead. The child’s identity has not yet been released.

The child’s mother, according to Sheriff’s Capt. Jimmy Patton, said she left the baby in the car by accident. Athens Banner-Herald reports that the mother said she dropped her two other children off at daycare and was supposed to drop the 12-month-old off at another daycare, but forgot as she drove to work.

Around three to four hours later, the mother called 911 when she discovered the child was still in the car. The car’s interior had reached 100 degrees, officials said.

“She immediately called 911,” Patton said.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now investigating the case. It’s unclear whether the mother will face charges but police said it has not been ruled out.

This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available. Check back for updates.

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