No criminal charges have been filed, Angel said, adding that a “specific timeline of events and information regarding the factors involved in this incident are under investigation.”
At least eight hundred children have died in hot cars since records began in 1998, according to NoHeatStroke.org.
Thirty-eight children have now died in hot cars in 2019, with two deaths occurring in Kentucky, according to KidsandCars.org.
Cars transform into ovens when direct sunlight heats objects inside. Temperatures can soar to 120 or 130 degrees even when the outdoor temperature is only in the 80s. The body’s natural cooling methods, such as sweating, begin to shut down once the core body temperature reaches 104 degrees. Death can occur at 107 degrees.