Baby left in hot car dies
By Ben Winslow
Deseret News
Published: June 23, 2008
LAYTON A 6-month-old Clearfield boy left inside a car on a hot summer day has died.
The baby died Friday, police said.

The boy was left in a car on June 17. His mother told police she forgot him when she went inside a friend's house here. She came out a couple of hours later and found the boy in the back seat, unresponsive. Police said the woman tried to cool her son down before driving him to the hospital.

Investigators said it was about 89 degrees outside at the time the child was in the car. Inside the vehicle, investigators said it would have been about 120 degrees.

The Layton police detective handling the case will meet with the Davis County Attorney's Office on Tuesday to decide what if any charges should be filed in connection with the death.

"They're going to review the facts and decide what to do," said Layton Police Lt. Garret Atkin. "There's different factors on what charges they could go with."

In an obituary published Monday, the boy's family remembered Daniel Scott Hadley as a "joy to all who knew him."

"He was the most perfect little baby anybody could ever ask for. Daniel, we miss you!" the family wrote.

The baby's funeral is scheduled Tuesday in Clearfield.


Baby in critical condition after being left in hot car for two hours
The Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 06/18/2008 12:48:48 AM MDT


A Layton infant was in critical condition Tuesday after he was left in a parked car for two hours in temperatures that may have reached 120 degrees.
The mother of the 5-month-old said she forgot her son was in the car when she parked outside a friend's house about 2:30 p.m., said Layton police Sgt. Shawn Horton. She discovered him in the car about two hours later - a "horribly long time," Horton said - and took him to the hospital.
Hospital staff would not discuss the chances the child would survive, Horton said. Temperatures inside a parked car typically are 20 to 30 degrees higher than the outdoor temperatures, which ranged from 86 to 89 degrees Tuesday afternoon, Horton said. It was not clear Tuesday night whether the car was parked in shade or full sun. -Erin Alberty