SAN JOSE — An infant has been pronounced dead after accidentally being left in a hot car alone for hours.
San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol says the department received a report of an unresponsive child in a vehicle just before 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Investigators determined that the infant’s father was supposed to drop the infant off at a babysitter’s house before going to work. Instead, Randol says, the father parked the car on the street and went to work while the child was still strapped in its car seat.
Randol says no arrests have been made pending a review of the case by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
The temperature reached 79 degrees Fahrenheit in San Jose on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.