Police and the Medina County Coroner are investigating the death of a six-month-old baby girl who was left for over two hours in a hot car in Ohio.
According to police, officers were called out to one of the parking lots at the Mellert Park on Saturday around 2:15 p.m. where the baby was left in the car in softball lot off of Foundry Street.
Lt. Dave Birckbichler told Cleveland 19 the baby had been inside the hot car for two and a half hours and when officers arrived, the baby was unresponsive.
The infant was transported to Medina Hospital where she died.
Police and the Medina County coroner are currently working together in the investigation.
Authorities say they will release more details on the child’s death once they are known. They say it could be several weeks before the coroner’s office is finished with its investigation.
The Medina Youth Baseball Association president Bob Huntley released the following statement regarding the incident:
‘I was very saddened to learn the news of this tragic incident in our community yesterday. My heart goes out to the family of the victim. Our community carries a very heavy heart at this time as we mourn the loss of a young child.’