No arrests or charges yet after Hurricane baby dies in hot car

Posted at 11:06 AM, Aug 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-04 14:08:45-04

HURRICANE, Utah – So far, no one has been arrested and no charges have been filed after an 11-month-old baby died in a hot car in Hurricane.

Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said authorities are still investigating.

He said when the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the district attorney’s office.

Sgt. Buell said there is no confirmed timeline for the investigation.

Officials said a car was parked on a residential road near N. Main St. and 300 N., when a family member noticed a baby inside around 1 p.m. Friday.

Friends identified the girl as Skyah Suwyn and Hurricane Police Department officials later confirmed the victim’s identity.

At the time of the baby’s death, the outside temperature in Hurricane was about 93 degrees, according the National Weather Service.

However, temperatures inside a car with no air conditioning and the windows rolled up can exceed 140 degrees, according to many experts.

When police arrived, they said the infant was not breathing and unresponsive.

Officials said this is the first child in Utah to die this year due to being left in a hot car and this is the 20th such death to occur in the United States this year.

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