Child left in car dies

Reported by: Marci Gonzalez
Contributor: WPTV staff

WEST PALM BEACH, FL-- A child has died after being left in a hot car, according to the West Palm Beach Police Department.

Police say the three month old was left in its parent’s vehicle for two hours.

The family had spent time at a park and when they arrived home in their gated West Palm Beach community Saturday, after a day in the park, they left their car in the driveway and went inside.

The father thought the baby's mother had brought the infant inside and the mother thought the father had.

Two hours later police say they noticed the baby was missing and found the 3-month old, still in the car seat in the stifling heat.

They brought their child in the house, realized they needed help, and rushed the infant to Saint Mary's Medical Center.

NewsChannel 5 was told the baby died yesterday morning of hypothermia.

The names of the infant and parents have not been released.

Police will now meet with the Palm Beach County State Attorney's office to determine if any charges will be filed.