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Baby Dies After 6 Hours in Car in Intel Parking Lot

Father says he forgot she was in the car seat
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2014 6:01 AM CDT
Baby Dies After 6 Hours in Car in Intel Parking Lot
An Intel employee tells police he forgot his infant daughter was in the car seat.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Police are investigating another death involving a child left inside a car, this time at an Intel campus in Hillsboro, Ore., reports KING-TV. The father of the 6-month-old girl tells police that he forgot his daughter was in the car seat of his Nissan Leaf when he arrived at work. The 38-year-old had taken the infant to a doctor's appointment at 11am and was supposed to drop her off at day care afterward on his way to work, reports the Oregonian. She wasn't discovered until about 5pm, at which point paramedics brought her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Temperatures were in the 50s during the day.

Police say the child's mother, who does not work at Intel, also was at the scene and performing CPR when medics arrived. It's not clear whether she or her husband discovered the child. No charges have been filed. The couple also has a young son, and police say they are cooperating fully in the investigation. The death follows a spate of high-profile deaths over the summer, along with one earlier this month in Arizona. (A teenager has come up with an invention designed to prevent such deaths.)

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