Child left in car dies, likely due to heat says Greenville Co. Coroner

GREENVILLE CO., SC (WSPA) - A one and a half year-old baby died after he was left in a car outside a Greenville County home on May 31.

The Greenville County Coroner's Office says Joe Avery James Lockaby was visiting his grandmother's house on Rogers Avenue when he was left in a car parked in the driveway.

The coroner says his grandmother found him unresponsive when she took him out of the vehicle.

EMS and the fire department responded but the child was pronounced dead around 5:00 p.m. on May 31.

Results from an autopsy performed June 1 are still pending but the coroner says the cause is "most likely going to be due to heat."

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office and the coroner's office are investigating.

Lockaby's family has set a GoFundme page to raise money for funeral expenses.