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    3-year-old found dead in day care van was in hot vehicle all day, Orlando police say

    This is horrible. I cannot imagine the families pain.


    The heartbreak of losing her beloved 3-year-old great-nephew has left Barbara Livingston numb. And angry.
    Myles Hill died after being left in a hot van at a day care for nearly 12 hours on Monday, when temperatures reached the low 90s with a heat index in the triple digits.
    “If you leave your child with someone, that person has the responsibility of taking care of them,” said Livingston, 71. “He had to lose his life because of someone’s neglect. It’s not right. It’s not right at all. If you have six kids get in the van, you make sure six kids get out of the van.”
    Myles’s body was found about 8:30 p.m. Monday after a day-care worker for Little Miracles Academy left him in the back seat of a van after dropping kids off for the day about 9 a.m.
    Police say charges are pending against the driver, who told police she did not do a head count when dropping off the children, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said.
    © Krista Torralva/Orlando Sentinel/TNS The Little Miracles Academy day care at 900 Plymouth Ave. in Orlando where Myles K. Hill, 3, was found dead in the back of a van late Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. (Krista…“This is your worst nightmare come true,” Mina said Tuesday.
    Livingston said family members became concerned about 8 p.m. Monday after Myles was not brought home at 6:30 p.m. The van was sometimes late, but never later than that. She said his grandmother, who has custody, kept calling the day care — to no avail. She had spoken to the owners earlier that day, arranging to order a new school uniform for Myles, Livingston said.
    The grandmother called police and went to the day care on Plymouth Avenue off Gore Street near Orange Blossom Trail, Livingston said.
    “I was on the phone with her and she started to scream, ‘He’s in the van, dead!’” Livingston said.
    The grandmother called 911, and police arrived to find Myles on the floor in the back seat of the van. Mina said a day care worker also called officers.
    “This is an absolute tragedy which could have been prevented,” Mina said.
    Mina said an autopsy would be performed, but it was likely that the boy died from heat-related causes. He would have turned 4 on Aug. 22.
    The day care owners, Audrey and Bryant Thornton, who also own a second day care on West Colonial Drive, could not be reached for comment. Both day cares are “closed until further notice,” said signs at both places.
    © John Raoux/AP Photo Flowers are left outside in a makeshift memorial Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Orlando, Fla., in front of a day care center where a young boy was found dead after being left in a van…Livingston said her nephew was a smart boy who liked to be with family.
    He often had a smile on his face, whether he was cuddling with his grandmother or showing his great aunt how to play a race-car game on his tablet.
    “He was always doing something,” she said. “He was a very happy little boy.”
    Myles is the fifth child to die in a hot car in Florida and the 33rd nationwide this year, according to NoHeatStroke.org.
    Amber Andreasen, director and volunteer manager of nonprofit child-safety organization kidsandcars.org, said these deaths can easily be prevented by people simply checking the vehicle before going inside.
    “Child-care facilities need to take every safety precaution,” she said. “They need to double, triple and quadruple check that every child is out of the vehicle.”


    More at link.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/3-year-old-found-dead-in-day-care-van-was-in-hot-vehicle-all-day-orlando-police-say/ar-AApJjht?li=BBnb7Kz

    I tried to copy and load the video at the very top of the article but I could not. Sorry

    The heartbreak of losing her beloved 3-year-old great-nephew has left Barbara Livingston numb. And angry.
    Myles Hill died after being left in a hot van at a day care for nearly 12 hours on Monday, when temperatures reached the low 90s with a heat index in the triple digits.
    “If you leave your child with someone, that person has the responsibility of taking care of them,” said Livingston, 71. “He had to lose his life because of someone’s neglect. It’s not right. It’s not right at all. If you have six kids get in the van, you make sure six kids get out of the van.”
    Myles’s body was found about 8:30 p.m. Monday after a day-care worker for Little Miracles Academy left him in the back seat of a van after dropping kids off for the day about 9 a.m.
    Police say charges are pending against the driver, who told police she did not do a head count when dropping off the children, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said.
    © Krista Torralva/Orlando Sentinel/TNS The Little Miracles Academy day care at 900 Plymouth Ave. in Orlando where Myles K. Hill, 3, was found dead in the back of a van late Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. (Krista…“This is your worst nightmare come true,” Mina said Tuesday.
    Livingston said family members became concerned about 8 p.m. Monday after Myles was not brought home at 6:30 p.m. The van was sometimes late, but never later than that. She said his grandmother, who has custody, kept calling the day care — to no avail. She had spoken to the owners earlier that day, arranging to order a new school uniform for Myles, Livingston said.
    The grandmother called police and went to the day care on Plymouth Avenue off Gore Street near Orange Blossom Trail, Livingston said.
    “I was on the phone with her and she started to scream, ‘He’s in the van, dead!’” Livingston said.
    The grandmother called 911, and police arrived to find Myles on the floor in the back seat of the van. Mina said a day care worker also called officers.
    “This is an absolute tragedy which could have been prevented,” Mina said.
    Mina said an autopsy would be performed, but it was likely that the boy died from heat-related causes. He would have turned 4 on Aug. 22.
    The day care owners, Audrey and Bryant Thornton, who also own a second day care on West Colonial Drive, could not be reached for comment. Both day cares are “closed until further notice,” said signs at both places.
    © John Raoux/AP Photo Flowers are left outside in a makeshift memorial Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Orlando, Fla., in front of a day care center where a young boy was found dead after being left in a van…Livingston said her nephew was a smart boy who liked to be with family.
    He often had a smile on his face, whether he was cuddling with his grandmother or showing his great aunt how to play a race-car game on his tablet.
    “He was always doing something,” she said. “He was a very happy little boy.”
    Myles is the fifth child to die in a hot car in Florida and the 33rd nationwide this year, according to NoHeatStroke.org.
    Amber Andreasen, director and volunteer manager of nonprofit child-safety organization kidsandcars.org, said these deaths can easily be prevented by people simply checking the vehicle before going inside.
    “Child-care facilities need to take every safety precaution,” she said. “They need to double, triple and quadruple check that every child is out of the vehicle.”

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