Toddler dies after 7 hours in day-care van
Police arrest owner on charges of unlawful conduct toward child
May 18, 2007
Ten-month-old Javon Simpson’s mother put him in a car seat behind the driver’s seat of a day-care van a little after 7 a.m. Friday when the van picked him up at his home.
Seven hours later, the baby was still inside the parked van, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said.
The baby was pronounced dead at about 3:20 p.m. at Palmetto Health Richland,
They said he unintentionally left the baby inside the van.
His mother, whom authorities did not identify, put him in the car seat behind
the driver’s seat,
Ritter was driving the van, police spokeswoman Lauren Leach said.
EMS personnel responded to the day-care center about 2:45 p.m. on a report of a
“patient unconscious,” according to
The patient was taken to the hospital in cardiac arrest, Rice said.
The boy had a “pretty significant temperature,”
An autopsy is scheduled for today.