Medina County 3-year-old still in
critical condition after being found in hot car
Published: Friday, August 13, 2010, 11:55 AM
Updated: Friday, August 13, 2010, 3:40 PM
Everdeen Mason, The Plain Dealer
YORK TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The Medina County Sheriff's Office has identified the two toddlers taken to the hospital after crawling into a neighbor's car Thursday afternoon on Columbia Road.
Justina Lyon, 2, died, and her sister Mary, 3, was still in critical condition at the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland Friday morning, Chief Ken Baca said.
Justina most likely died of heat exposure, Medina County Coroner Neil Grabenstetter said Thursday evening.
The toddlers' 13-year-old sibling and a 12-year-old friend were caring for them while their parents worked a booth at the county fair, the coroner said.
9-1-1 tape of call reporting girls missingAfter realizing the girls had been missing for hours, their grandfather called 9-1-1 at 6:47 p.m. A neighbor realized her car door was ajar 45 minutes later and found the children inside.
2nd Ohio sister dies after hot car ordeal
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 08:48 AM
The Columbus Dispatch
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) - A second young sister has died of apparent heat stroke after being found last week in a neighbor's hot car in northeast Ohio.
MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland says 3-year-old Mary McCormick of York Township in Medina (meh-DY'-nuh) County died Monday evening.
Her 2-year-old sister died shortly after the two were found in the car Thursday amid outside temperatures in the 80s.
Authorities say the sisters ran off from their baby sitters and got stuck inside a neighbor's car. The parents were working at a county fair.