A Virginia infant has been pronounced dead shortly after being rushed to a local hospital from apparent vehicular heatstroke, police said.
Chesapeake Police were called to Adventure Way on Tuesday at around 12:30 p.m. following reports of an unresponsive toddler that has been left inside a hot car for a prolonged period of time.
The National Weather Service announced that temperatures at the scene reached the high 90s with heat index hitting 100 degrees. The baby girl died at the hospital as a result of the extended exposure.
Authorities didn’t immediately identify the girl but said that an investigation is underway to determine the circumstances of the tragedy that is considered the 14th death of a child from vehicular heatstroke this year.