Sher­iff: Baby died af­ter left in car by mis­take

The Oklahoman - - NATION | WORLD -

Louisiana in­ves­ti­ga­tors say an 8-month-old boy has died af­ter be­ing left in a car for 8½ hours by mis­take.

Tangi­pa­hoa Parish Sher­iff’s spokes­woman Dawn Panepinto says the baby was found in the car Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon when his guardian went to a day­care cen­ter to pick him up. Panepinto says in a news re­lease that the wo­man thought she had dropped the baby off about 8 a.m., but found him in her car.

She says the baby ap­par­ently spent the day in the car out­side the wo­man’s work­place. Tem­per­a­tures there hit 90 de­grees Wed­nes­day. Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia re­searchers have found that at that tem­per­a­ture, a car’s in­te­rior can reach 136 de­grees in an hour.

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