JSO: Child dies
after being left in van at Westside daycare
has died after being left in a van at a Westside daycare, according to the
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
The 5-month old girl was found
Wednesday afternoon after her mother found her in a daycare van at Ewing’s
Love & Hope Preschool and Academy, according to a daycare worker.
daycare is located near the 5800 block of Lenox Avenue.
said that a mother called into the daycare to check on the status of her
child when the employee said that she didn’t know the child was in today and
that she hadn’t seen her.
The mother then rushed to the daycare
center and found her child in a daycare van, the daycare worker said.
When asked how long the child was in the car, the employee said she
didn’t know. When asked when was the last time the vehicle was driven, she
said about five hours.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirmed
that the child died at 2:53 p.m.