BREAKING: 3-month-old dies after being left in vehicle

BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) UPDATE 6:00 p.m. According to Butler County sheriff's deputies, a 3-month-old girl is dead after the baby's mother accidentally left the child in a vehicle.

It happened in a rural part of the county off of SW 160th.

Deputies say the girl's mother was drowsy after arriving back to her home and went inside to take a nap.

After realizing she left the baby behind, deputies say the mother rushed back out to the vehicle and found the child unresponsive and not breathing. Deputies say the mom brought the child inside the home and immediately called 911.

Emergency crews responding to the call could not revive the child and pronounced the 3-month-old deceased shortly before 4:30 p.m.

"This is a tragedy. I can't remember the last time we've had something like this happen in Butler County," said Undersheriff Tony Wilhite. "These are good people and this is a horrible tragedy."

Deputies are still trying to determine how long the baby was left unattended in the vehicle.

Three other children were at the home at the time of the incident.


According to Butler County dispatchers, a 3-month-old baby was found not breathing in a vehicle.

Right now, emergency crews are on scene in a rural part of the county, east of Meadowlark Road on SW 160th.

More information to follow.