An 11-month-old boy died in Walker County, Georgia, on Saturday after his grandparents forgot him in the car.
Kyle and Meta Hendershot brought baby Jaxon along with them to a church service that afternoon. The boy’s aunt and cousin were also in the car with them and attended the service, WRCB-TV reports.
When the family got back home, the grandparents, aunt and cousin went into their house, forgetting Jaxon in the car. Temperatures that afternoon soared well into the 90s, meaning the heat inside the car could reach up to 170 degrees within 15 minutes, Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson told the station.
The family only noticed Jaxon wasn’t with them when the boy’s mother, who’d stayed home to nap for her third-shift nursing job at Hutcheson Medical Center, asked for him after she woke up.
She found him in the car and tried to revive him with CPR, but it was too late.
Sheriff Wilson told CNN that a “lack of communication” led to the baby’s death. “It appears that there were other things on their mind,” he said. “They assumed that one of the others had brought in the child and laid him down. They didn’t communicate who would get the child.”
No charges have been filed, but the death remains under investigation by the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.
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