Infant dies after being left in hot car in Emporia; mom was at work

EMPORIA, Va. (WRIC) - A infant died after being left in a hot car in Emporia on Friday.

Authorities say the incident happened at a Domino's Pizza parking lot located in the 200 block of Market Drive.

According to Emporia Chief of Police Rick Pinksaw, officers located an infant not breathing around 9:10 p.m. Pinksaw tells 8News that the mother of the infant, 30-year-old Blondia Curry, is an employee of Dominio's Pizza.

Officers attempted CPR prior to the Greensville County Volunteer Rescue Squad arriving at the scene. The toddler, who police said was a 6-month old boy, was transported to Southside Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

"It appears through the course of our investigation, that the child was left in the vehicle for an extended period of time," Pinksaw said. "It's a tragic situation."

Police say further information will be released as it becomes available. Charges are pending and an investigation is ongoing.

The news comes days after a toddler died after being left in a hot car in Goochland County on Wednesday. The child was left at Capital One's West Creek complex and involved one of the company's contracted employees.

No charges have been filed as the decision will be made by the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.