We understand that accidents happen, but when you are entrusted with another person’s child’s LIFE and you fail at that duty you are the epitome of a bad babysitter!
Police in Ohio are investigating the tragedy of a 13-month-old baby who died after she was left in a hot car for hours outside a day care.
Capt Sylvia Trundle told the Akron Beacon Journal that a baby sitter brought five children to the day care for a play date on Friday at about 9:30am, but apparently only took four out of the vehicle.
It wasn’t until 1:55pm that the baby sitter realized Aolani McCray was missing and found the child in the SUV, still strapped in her car seat.
The baby was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Police said she died of heat exhaustion, and the incident is still under investigation.
Police Capt. Dan Zampelli said: ‘We do know the baby was left for some period of time. Just how long, we don’t know.’
Charges have not yet been filed against the 30-year-old babysitter, who reportedly had no idea the child had been left in the car.
The girl’s family was stunned by the news.
Raymond McCray, Aolani’s grandfather, said: ‘All I know is I got home from the work and they was saying “your granddaughter passed away,”‘
Mr McCray said the girl’s parents were ‘taking it hard.’
A woman who lives near the day care centre said she felt terrible for the couple that runs it.
She said: ‘They’re the nicest people who would ever want to meet. I think they’ve been running a day-care centre for at least 10 years – and doing a great job.’
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Akron due to 90-degree heat and high humidity that made it feel well over 100.
Studies show that the temperature inside a vehicle left in the sun can climb to as much as 140 degrees within two hours.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Aolani McCray, this is too sad for words.