Arkansas boy dies after being left in day care van for over eight hours…

A 5-year-old boy in Arkansas died Monday after being left in a daycare van for over eight hours.Christopher Gardner Jr, aged 5 (left and right) has died after he was left in a day care vehicle all day in eastern Arkansas, where temperatures topped 90 degree Monday 1

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.Arkansas boy dies after being left in day care van for over eight hoursPolice 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.Arkansas day care van still strapped to his booster seat for more than EIGHT hours in 90-degree heat 1Arkansas day care van still strapped to his booster seat for more than EIGHT hours in 90-degree heatAccording 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.

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