A one-year-old has died in the state of Georgia after being left outside a Walgreens for up to four hours on a hot day, with temperatures in the vehicle exceeding 40C.
Police and emergency responders were called out to reports of "an unresponsive child" on Thursday in the city of Danielsville after the child's mother raised the alarm.
Madison County Sheriff's Office said that the child's mother worked at the Walgreens store. The infant was attended to by emergency services and rushed to a nearby hospital but was tragically pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
The mother told to police that she usually drops both of her children at separate day-care centres before going to work, however, this time the 30-year-old mum "accidentally" left one of them inside the car. An investigation into the events surrounding the child's death is ongoing.
This death is the third child that has died while being left inside a hot car in Georgia since the start of the year, and the second this week.