Indianapolis recorded one of the highest temperatures ever experienced on Saturday and sadly a few tragic heat-related incidents took place on the same day. In two separate incidents, a 3-month-old baby and another toddler were left in cars by their guardians. The 3-month-old baby passed away due to the heat, whereas the other toddler suffered seizures and had to be taken to the hospital. Thankfully, the toddler survived, but it was only because she had been saved by the authorities before anything happened.
The baby who died was a girl. She had been left alone in a vehicle by her father. The 3-month-old baby was found in the car at 3:35 p.m. and was immediately taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
When the police investigated, they found out that the baby had been left by her father in the car and he did not even leave the windows open. Due to this, the temperature inside the car had reached more than 100 degrees and this caused the death of the baby. The father of the deceased baby is 18-year-old Joshua Stryzanski, and he is now being held at the Hancock County jail on a charge of neglect of dependent resulting in death.
In a separate incident, another toddler was discovered in a Ford Explorer, locked inside the vehicle in the heat. The SUV was switched-off, which meant that there was no air-conditioning system on at that time and the windows were also completely closed. The 16-month-old toddler seemed to be in a semi-conscious state and the police officers had to break the windows of the SUV in order to retrieve her. When the officers got hold of the child, she was suffering from a seizure and immediately taken to the hospital. According to reports, temperature inside the vehicle had reached 124 degrees. The child's mother, Meg Trueblood, 30, was arrested when she came back to her car. She is now being charged with preliminary felony neglect of a child.
A strong heat wave is being experienced the world over and on Saturday, temperature in Indianapolis reached 104 degrees, breaking a record of July 7, 1936, of 101 degrees.