2-year-old dies in apparent hot car in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville police are investigating a child’s death.

Madison County Coroner Deputy Coroner Tyler Berryhill said the victim is a 2-year-old girl. He said it appears to be a hot car death, but they have scheduled an autopsy Friday to confirm the cause.

Police said the child was left in the car for a lengthy period of time during the day Thursday. Investigators say a parent was driving the car and pulled over outside a business on South Memorial Parkway near Airport Road after realizing something was wrong. The child was dead in the backseat.

The call went out to police between 5 and 6 p.m.

There were no sign of injuries.

The death has been ruled accidental.

The investigation is ongoing.