6-month-old infant dies after being left in hot car in Emporia

EMPORIA, Va. (WAVY) -- Charges are pending against an Emporia mother after police say her six-month-old infant died Friday night after being left alone in a hot vehicle.

Chief of Police Rick Pinkshaw told 10 On Your Side officers responded to the Dominos Pizza located at 200 Market Drive around 9 p.m. for a report of a child not breathing.

Responding officers performed CPR on the infant until Greensville County Rescue responded to take over. The infant was transported to Southside Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

An investigation revealed the child's mother worked at the Dominos Pizza restaurant and had left the infant in the vehicle for an extended period of time. 

According to investigators, the mother had taken the baby to work with her after having a child care issue. Pinkard said the mother has other children besides the infant, but they had been left elsewhere for childcare.

The infant's body was transported to the Medical Examiner's office in Richmond for an autopsy.

Police are working with the Greensville County Department of Social Services while the investigation continues.


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