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Baby dies after being left in hot car outside Virginia pizza shop

EMPORIA, Va. (WRIC) - An infant died after being left in a hot car in southern Virginia on Friday.

Authorities say the incident happened at a Domino's Pizza parking lot in the 200 block of Market Drive, about seven miles from the North Carolina line.

According to Emporia Police Chief Rick Pinksaw, officers found an infant not breathing around 9:10 p.m.

Pinksaw tells WRIC-TV that the mother of the infant, 30-year-old Blondia Curry, is an employee of Domino's Pizza.

Officers attempted CPR prior to the Greensville County Volunteer Rescue Squad arriving at the scene. The toddler, who police said was a 6-month old boy, was transported to Southside Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

"It appears through the course of our investigation, that the child was left in the vehicle for an extended period of time," Pinksaw said. "It's a tragic situation."

Police say further information will be released as it becomes available. Charges are pending and an investigation is ongoing.

The news comes days after a toddler died after being left in a hot car in Goochland County on Wednesday.

The child was left at Capital One's West Creek complex and involved one of the company's contracted employees.

No charges have been filed in the Friday incident. The decision will be made by the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.


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