ONEONTA, Ala. (WIAT) — A child has died after being left in a hot car at a day care in Oneonta Tuesday afternoon, Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon confirmed.
According to Moon, the child was parked in a car outside Kid’s Campus Inc. along Hwy 75 in Oneonta.
According to Oneonta Police Department Chief Clifton, the child was a two-year-old male. Family members found the infant dead in the car at approximately 3:06 p.m. The child was not under the supervision of the facility and may have been inside the car for an extended time throughout the day.
The case is under investigation by the Oneonta Police Department, Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Blount County DHR, and Blount County District Attorney’s Office. Investigators may provide updates in the coming days.