A mum desperately searching for her missing toddler found her dying in a hot car after the child sneaked off and clambered into the vehicle.
The mum’s frantic search for her child ended in heartbreak as she found her child unresponsive inside a vehicle.
Police are not filing charges following the July 11 death in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, according to US reports.
According to weather forecasts the state recorded highs of 32C that day.
The case has sparked a stark warning young kids could be more at risk of climbing into hot cars unnoticed this summer as stressed parents juggle work and home-schooling during coronavirus lockdowns.
Hopkinsville Detective Sergeant Todd DeArmond told local station WHOP News Radio the girl’s mum told police she began looking for her daughter after noticing her missing.
It is believed the girl got inside the vehicle on her own, according to the report.
Emergency services took the girl to hospital where she was pronounced dead, a coroner said.
No other details on the incident have been released, and the girl’s identity is not yet known.