One-Year-Old Dies After Being Left In Hot Car

Chattanooga (AP) -- Chattanooga authorities say the temperature inside a car where an infant died was 142 degrees.

Police say Robert Reid found his one-year-old son in his car Tuesday afternoon.

Police say Reid took his six-, ten- and 12-year-old children to school Tuesday morning and intended to drop off the baby at a daycare center.

Emergency responders say Timothy Reid was dead when they arrived at the shipping business where Robert Reid works. The child had been in the car for nearly seven hours.

Firefighters used a thermal imaging device to record the interior temperature of the car.

The National Weather Service says the outside temperature in Chattanooga reached 89 degrees Tuesday.

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