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2-year-old Ga. girl dies after getting locked in mother’s car

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ATLANTA (WGCL) — A 2-year-old girl has died after somehow getting locked in their mother’s car in Clarkston.

Police say the mother came home to the English Oaks Apartments on Church Street with her 2-year-old twins just before 3 Monday afternoon.

The mother reportedly took one child inside to change its diaper and told her sister-in-law to watch the other play outside.

Clarkston police say for some unknown reason, the sister-in-law got distracted.

The car door had been left open and the toddler climbed in and somehow the door closed, trapping the child inside.

Police say it was an hour before anyone realized the little girl was missing. The mother and sister-in-law looked for the toddler and found the child in the car, but she was not breathing.

The mother ran to a neighbor who called 911, and someone on the scene started CPR on the child.

The toddler was taken to the hospital and later died.

On Tuesday, police said no charges would be filed in the incident. Investigators say the sister-in-law did not notice the child had climbed back into the car.

Clarkston police continue to investigate this case.

25 comments

    • Ryan

      It’s easier than you’d think. Especially if they both thought/assumed the kid was with the other adult..

  • Tina

    If you are a responsible parent, this would never have happened. You keep your eye on a two year old at all times. Worthless parents

    • Jessica Matt Poff

      See, this is what just really pisses me off. You got parents out here like yourself who think they are “perfect” and can never do no wrong. Accidents happen. Freak accidents at that. Yet like yourself you think nothing like this can ever happen to you because after all you are a responsible parent. Do you really, honestly keep your eye on your child at all times? So let me guess, you don’t ever sleep, you don’t go to work, you never leave your child with someone else? No, not you because your perfect. GEEZ!

  • Annette

    WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD LEAVE A 2 YEAR OLD OUTSIDE ALONE! AND WHO WOULD GO INSIDE AND LEAVE THE CAR DOOR OPEN? YOU MEAN TO TELL ME IT TOOK OVER AN HOUR BEFORE 2 ADULTS NOTICED THAT THE TODDLER WAS MISSING?? DHS BETTER TAKE THE REMAINING CHILD!!

  • My2€ent$

    No one is a perfect parent and we can put others down in their most horrible moments or offer condolences and prayers…

  • Teacher preacher

    I do not even let my 2yr old daschund run free which means you are worthless parent!!!

  • Leigh Kelley

    wow always keep watch for ur kids at all times thats messed up i always make sure if i have kids with me i make sure they r with me prayers r with this family this would of never happened never take ur eyes off ur kids no matter what u r doing

  • Crystal M

    No one is perfect. No one is worthy to make judgment. Praying for this family in their time of loss. This mother lost a child, her child lost a sibling. It’s a sad faultless situation that deserves prayers and condolences.

  • Dawn Ribblett

    How did the child die? Was it really hot or something? Condolences to the family and the twin sibling..sad story

  • Barbara

    You cannot watch a child 24 -7 and she thought the child was safe with her sister-law such a tragedy

  • Sheila Wall

    If the out side temperature was 80 degrees, then, in one short hour, the temperature in the car could have reached 123 degrees. While I would have taken both toddlers in for a diaper check, my heart aches for the family who lost their precious child. Accusing or blaming will not bring her back and God alone knows exactly what transpired to bring this tragedy to pass. Her family is in my prayers. LET THE ONE WITHOUT SIN AMONG YOU CAST THE FIRST STONE!!!!!!

  • Zara

    something sound fishy to me, i think the child died because she was left in the car when someone went shopping, and they drove the dead child home, and made up this story. Then said the child went missing for an hour, to couver the child’s death.

    • H

      Wow, Zara, that’s a pretty huge assumption to make about someone you don’t know at all. DO you know these people? Is there something you need you need to tell the police? Why would the mother leave one child in the car while she shopped but take the other in with her? You think she just decided she only wanted one of her children and that was her devious plan to rid herself of one of them? Seriously, unless you know something the rest of us don’t you should keep your stupid opinions to yourself. The medical examiner could’ve figured it out if the child had been dead for a while. Horrible tragic accidents actually do happen.

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  • Concerned Dad

    Wow very SAD! Prayers to the family but somebody would definitely have to lock me up because I would lose it if it was my child

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