Toddler dies in hot car as mom teaches inside school


An 18-month-old died Tuesday in an elementary school parking lot after her mother inadvertently left the girl in the back seat of the car while she went inside to teach, authorities said.

Jamie Buckley of Panama City, Fla., did not discover her daughter, Reagan Buckley, until the end of the school day around 3:15 p.m. CT, according to a press release from Frank McKeithen, Bay County sheriff. Reagan was still in her car seat and was pronounced dead at the scene.

She had been in the car in the parking lot of Cedar Grove Elementary School since before 7:30 a.m., he said.

Temperatures in the area Tuesday rose to 83 degrees and were about 70 degrees at 7 a.m., according to Weather Underground.

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