Toddler dies after being left in hot car in Goochland County


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A toddler died after being left in a hot car in Goochland County on Wednesday.

Authorities say the incident happened at Capital One’s West Creek complex and involved one of the company’s contracted employees. 

According to a release from the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office, the child, who has been identified as Riaan Gondesi of Henrico County, was left in a 2016 dark-colored Acura MDS SUV that was parked on the uncovered deck of a campus parking garage.

“This is a tragic situation and every parent’s worst nightmare. Our deepest thoughts and concerns are with the family,” said Capital One Financial.

The father, who arrived to work at Capitol One at 9:30 a.m., had apparently forgotten to drop his son off at daycare and left the boy in the car. 

Goochland Fire and Rescue, Goochland deputies and Capitol One security all responded to the scene and attempted to revive the unconscious boy, who was transported by Goochland Fire/Rescue to St. Mary’s Hospital in Henrico County where he was pronounced dead at 1:21 pm.

The medical examiner has custody of the boys’ body to determine the cause of death. 

No charges have been filed at this time; that decision will be made by the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

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