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