Tremonton man faces negligent homicide charge
after leaving child in car
— A Tremonton man faces a negligent homicide charge in
connection with the death of his 1-year-old daughter
after allegedly leaving her in a parked car in Ogden for
Juan Nolazco, 44, faces the single
count, a class A misdemeanor, in 2nd District Court in
Ogden. The child died Sept. 22, 2022, the charge was
filed Feb. 21 by Weber County prosecutors and Nolazco is
to make an initial appearance in the case on Wednesday,
according to online court records.
initially responded to a “child neglect related cardiac
arrest” case at Ogden Regional Medical Center in
Washington Terrace, according to the probable cause
Nolazco had brought his daughter to
the hospital “stating she had been left in his vehicle
for seven hours,” according to the statement. Hospital
staff said the girl’s core temperature reached 107
degrees before her death.
Nolazco was tasked with
dropping his kids off the morning of Sept. 22 last year
before going to work at Ogden-Weber Community Action
Partnership in Ogden. When he returned to his vehicle
after work, he discovered his daughter in the car.
“Juan said he takes multiple children to different
schools and he forgot about taking (the girl) to
daycare,” reads the probable cause statement.
day after the girl died, officers parked Nolazco’s truck
in the parking stall where it had been the day before
and monitored the temperature inside of it. Outdoor
conditions were similar the two days — reaching 72
degrees on Sept. 22 last year and 73 degrees the day
By 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, a temperature
gauge inside the car reached 115 degrees, according to
the probable cause statement.
Nolazco was booked
into the Weber County jail last Friday and released,
according to jail log records.
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