Police: 4 Year Old Dies After Being Left in Vehicle
WILLIAMSPORT -- A 4-year-old girl is dead after she was left in a hot car for hours.
Officials in Williamsport tell us the woman who takes care of the girl usually drops the child off at daycare in the morning. But on Friday, instead of dropping the girl off, she went straight to work. When she came out at the end of the day, she found the girl unconscious in the car.
Officials say the woman works at a business on the 400 block of West Fourth Street and left the girl in the back seat of her car in the parking lot for most of the day.
According to police in Williamsport, the woman did not come out to the car until around 3:30 p.m.
Emergency crews tried to revive the child who was taken to the hospital where she died.
Neighbors say they saw emergency crews arrive, but didn't know why they had the street blocked off.
"And with today's heat, it’s horrible, horrible, makes me want to cry, Makes me think of my kids, you know, that would never happen but," said Bert Briggs of Williamsport.
"I know she is sad and torn, you know, because she lost a loved one because she left the baby in the car. I mean, damn, wow," said Lonnie Brooks of Williamsport.
The temperature in Williamsport reached 97 degrees Friday.
An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.