A Tennessee father has been charged in the death of a 3-year-old boy who police said was left unattended in a car for about two hours Thursday, marking at least the 20th hot car death in the country this year.
Officers found the child, identified as Daylin Palmer, alone in the vehicle about 5 p.m. in Smyrna, a Rutherford County town south of Nashville. Emergency personnel tried to save him, but the boy died of a heatstroke, police said in a news release.
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Following an investigation, detectives arrested the father, 23-year-old Dylan Levesque, on charges of of aggravated child abuse and neglect.
Dylan is the second child to die after being left in a hot car in Tennessee in as many weeks. Another 3-year-old boy died in Morristown on June 28, according to the national nonprofit KidsandCars.org.
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