Baby dies after being left in hot car, says BRPD


An 8-month-old girl has died after reportedly being left in a hot car for a long period of time, according to Baton Rouge Police.

East Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Services spokesman Mike Chustz says an ambulance crew was called to Baton Rouge General Hospital's Mid-City campus around noon Wednesday, for reports that an unresponsive baby was brought in to the facility, which does not have an emergency room.

When the ambulance arrived, the baby was apparently already dead, and the crew reached out to the Coroner's Office. We're told that the EMS crew transported the baby to another location, but it is not yet clear whether that other location was an emergency department, or the Coroner's Office.

Baton Rouge Police tell us they sent officers to a local hospital after the baby was brought there. is staying in touch with East Baton Rouge EMS as new information emerges, and we're also reaching out to the East Baton Rouge Coroner to learn what role they may play in this investigation.

As soon as we learn any new information, we'll update you here on, and we'll have full reports on Local33 News at 5:00 and Fox44 News at 5:30.