"With today's heat, it s horrible, horrible, makes me want to cry," a neighbor said

By Stephanie Petit
July 24, 2016 12:50 PM
WNEP 16

http://player.ooyala.com/iframe.js#ec=RkY2p3NDE6pfMogCVJ0cZs3NMVtiSAze&pbid=f9babf3a1fd64fbb82916ce9d76ffcfaA 4-year-old girl reportedly died Friday after she was allegedly left in a hot car in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by her babysitter.

According to the Associated Press, the caretaker went to work without dropping the child off at day care as usual. She left the child in the backseat of the car until about 3:30 p.m. and found the child unresponsive. Emergency crews tried to revive the child, but she was pronounced dead upon her arrival to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, according to AP.

The National Weather Service said the temperature reached 97 degrees in Williamsport just after 4 p.m. Friday, according to NBC.

Authorities are waiting for toxicology results on the girl and the babysitter before deciding whether to file criminal charges, according to WNEP.

Williamsport Police Department did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Community members mourned the loss of the girl.

“And with today’s heat, it s horrible, horrible, makes me want to cry, Makes me think of my kids, you know, that would never happen but,” Bert Briggs of Williamsport told WNEP.

“I know she is sad and torn, you know, because she lost a loved one because she left the baby in the car. I mean, damn, wow,” Lonnie Brooks said of the caretaker.

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