HANCOCK COUNTY, MISS– A three-year-old has died after being left in a car in Hancock county.
An investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of death of the toddler. WLOX reported that the parents of the child worked with the Long Beach police department.
The father of the child has been interviewed, but the mother of the child has not. Officials said the mother “is in a medical state.”
Two other Mississippi children have died in cars this year. Both cases were ruled hot car deaths.
While fall temperatures have spread across the state, Safe Kids Worldwide CEO Kate Carr said hot car deaths have been reported with temperatures in the 60s.
“A car can heat up about 19 degrees in 10 minutes,” said Carr.
This is a developing story. News Mississippi will update with the latest details.