Nine-month-old Columbia boy left in car dies

Local authorities are investigating the death of a nine-month old Columbia boy today.

A preliminary investigation indicates the child died as the result of being left in a vehicle outside his home at the

Charbonneau Apartments off Greystone Boulevard, a police department statement said. Temperatures in Columbia neared 100 degrees Sunday.

Emergency Medical Services were called to the scene Sunday afternoon by the boy’s relatives. The child was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Police have not determined whether the death was accidental or not, the statement said.

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Police: Baby Left in Car Died from Overheating

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police now say that a child found dead outside an apartment complex had been in a hot car for at least three hours, and that it could have been longer.

Chief Randy Scott gave new details of the child's death Monday. The coroner's office also determined that the child died from complications from acute hyperthermia, or overheating.

Emergency personnel got a 911 call late Sunday afternoon of a child in a car at the Charbonneau Apartments off Greystone Boulevard. Paramedics took eight-month-old Jayden Davis to the hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead at 2:35 p.m..

Scott said his officers determined that the child's father dropped the mother off at work, and was carrying the child in the car. When the father returned to the apartment complex, he went inside the home, but the child remained in the vehicle.

Scott said Jayden was in a car safety seat, and was in the vehicle for approximately three hours before emergency crews were called.

No charges have been filed in the incident.