A 5-year-old boy in Arkansas died Monday after being left in a daycare van for over eight hours.
Special-needs boy, 5, dies after being left in Arkansas day care van still strapped to his booster seat for more than EIGHT hours in 90-degree heat.Police in West Memphis, Arkansas say the young boy got on the van at 6:40 a.m. on Monday morning but he was never taken inside of Ascent Children’s Health Services. He was later found dead still strapped in his booster seat when the van was about to take children home for the day, police say.
The cause of death has not yet been released but temperatures reached above 90 degrees in the afternoon.According to Fox 13, the child is being identified as Christopher Gardner Jr. The boy’s mother Ashley Smith says the day care needs to be held accountable.