7-month-old boy found dead in hot auto

7-month-old boy found dead in hot auto

7-month-old boy found dead in hot auto

Every year in the Phoenix area, fire officials say, roughly 10 parents come to the stomach-clenching conclusion that they've made a fatal mistake and left a small child in a sweltering auto.

On Friday, a 7-month-old boy died after being left in a hot auto in north Phoenix.

It was unclear how long the boy was inside the vehicle, but the temperature in Phoenix on Friday was over 100 degrees.

PHOENIX- The Phoenix Police Department said a one-year-old boy is dead after being was left in a hot auto for two hours at a church near 28th Street and Broadway Road Saturday afternoon.

Friday's high temperature was 101 degrees, reached at 4.36pm, according to the NWS.

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One-year-old Josiah Riggins was pronounced dead after police and firefighters were called the scene near the Church of God in Christ.

"How could this happen to good people and a good boy", the child's aunt, Michelle Anderson, told the Arizona Republic as she wiped away tears.

Witnesses reported seeing the baby in the vehicle. He was also pronounced dead at the scene. In 2016, 39 children died in hot cars.

The Phoenix area sees about 10 hot vehicle child deaths a year, Phoenix Fire Capt. Larry Subervi told NBC News.

For the second time this month, authorities found another baby dead inside a hot vehicle in Phoenix. Both of the child's parents are cooperating with police; it's unknown if the father will face any charges.

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