Infants Die in Arizona After Being Left in Hot Cars

Infants Die in Arizona After Being Left in Hot Cars

Infants Die in Arizona After Being Left in Hot Cars

According to the Washington Post, the baby had been left alone at his family's home in nearby Mesa before his father drove to the Free Church God of Christ.

According to Phoenix Fire Department, the child was in the vehicle for about two hours before he was found by his mother.

Phoenix police said there was no evidence of foul play and it appears to be an accident.

On Saturday, medical responders arrived at the Free Church of God in Christ parking lot on the southside of Phoenix, where they found an unconscious 1-year-old boy inside a auto.

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Seven-month-old Zane Endress was found dead in a parked auto in Phoenix, Arizona, as temperatures soared to 38C on Friday, the Washington Post reported.

Phoenix police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune later identified the dead child as Josiah Riggins.

Zettica Mitchell, a cousin of the baby's father, told the Arizona Republic that the death was 'shocking, devastating, just sad'.

The National Weather Service had the temperature in Phoenix at 99 degrees at 2:40 p.m.

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According to the safety organization Kids and Cars, an average of 37 children die each year in hot cars.

Phoenix Police will conduct an investigation, but initial indications are that this was accidental.

Last year, the organization recorded 29 heatstroke deaths of children left in cars. Police say the boy was in the care of his grandparents at the time. "Again, look inside your vehicle before you put it in drive and before you go anywhere, so you can avoid these tragedies".

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