Charges Not Expected In Infant's Heat Death
5-Month-Old Child Found In Car
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. -- Charges are not expected to be filed in the case of a 5-month-old child who died in a hot car on Sunday.
The Montgomery County deputy coroner said the child died of heat stroke after being left in a car at a home near Darlington.
Police were called to a home in the 7000 block of North County Road 450 East about 5:20 p.m.
Police are not releasing much information about the investigation, except to say they believe it was an accident.
"As a parent, it's very tragic. It's also hard for our officers. They have to deal with that on a professional level as well," said Montgomery County sheriff's Chief Deputy Ryan Needham.
The temperature was about 82 degrees outside at the time, but authorities said temperatures in the car may have been 100 degrees.
"I do think it's possible that can happen if there's a lot on the person's mind and the baby is quiet," said one woman.
The infant's family did not comment.