Toddler, 2, becomes 27th child to die in a hot car this year

Toddler, 2, becomes 27th child to die in a hot car this year after he was left in a vehicle in the carpark of Kids Campus daycare center in Alabama

  • Toddler was found in the car park next to the day center yesterday afternoon
  • Sheriff’s office has said boy may have been in car for an extended period of time
  • Was reported on No Heatstroke site that temperature was 96 degrees yesterday
  • It has not yet been announced if any charges will be filed in the case  

A two-year-old has become the 27th child to die in a hot car this year after he was left in a vehicle in the car park of Kids Campus daycare center in Alabama

The toddler was found in the car park next to the day center off State Highway 75 at Oneonta around 3.06pm yesterday afternoon. 

The sheriff’s office has said that the boy may have been in the car for an ‘extended time throughout the day.’

On the No Heatstroke site, it was reported that the temperature was 96 degrees at Oneonta yesterday. 

Officers have said that the two-year-old was not under the supervision of the day care facility, Fox News reports. 

The toddler was found in the car park next to the day center off State Highway 75 at Oneonta around 3.06pm yesterday afternoon, pictured

The toddler was found in the car park next to the day center off State Highway 75 at Oneonta around 3.06pm yesterday afternoon, pictured

Multiple agencies are investigating the boy’s death according to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page and the Oneonta Police Department. 

It has not been announced if any charges will be filed in the case and updates are expected to be provided over the next few days.

Measures to prevent parents forgetting their child in a car have been posted on the National Safety Council’s website.

They wrote: ‘Place a purse, briefcase or even a left shoe in the back seat to force you to take one last look before walking away.

‘Keep car doors locked so children cannot gain access, and teach them that cars are not play areas. There is no safe amount of time to leave a child in a vehicle, even if you are just running a quick errand.’

The death of the toddler yesterday is being investigated by Oneonta police, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Blount County Department of Human Resources and Blount County District Attorney’s Office.

Multiple agencies are investigating the boy's death according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office Facebook page and the Oneonta Police Department (stock image)

Multiple agencies are investigating the boy’s death according to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page and the Oneonta Police Department (stock image)

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