NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a recently adopted 1-year-old girl has died after her father left her in a hot truck.
News outlets cite a release from Metro Nashville police saying the adoptive father “reportedly forgot” about the child after dropping off her sibling at day care between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Wednesday. The girl’s adoptive mother found the child around 5:40 p.m. in a car seat inside the pickup truck parked outside their home.
It’s unclear exactly how long she was in the vehicle.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in Nashville reached a high of 89 degrees, meaning the inside of the truck could have reached nearly 120 degrees.
No charges have been filed as of Thursday afternoon.
Authorities say the parents had recently adopted the girl.