GREENFIELD, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - One child died and another was hospitalized Saturday after being left in sweltering cars in Central Indiana.
An 4-month-old girl was found dead in a car in front of her grandparent's home in Greenfield, east of Indianapolis. Her father, Joshua Stryzinski, 19, was arrested and preliminarily charged with neglect of an independent resulting in death. He is being held in the Hancock County Jail.
Temperatures in that part of the state shattered records, topping out at 105º. Police are not sure how long the baby girl was in the car, but think it was a significant amount of time.
In Fishers, north of Indianapolis, a 16-month-old girl was rescued from a locked Ford Explorer with the windows up while her mother shopped at a clothing store. Police estimate it was 124º inside the SUV, and had to break the window to save the girl. The girl suffered seizures while being transported to the hospital, but was released from the hospital Monday morning. She is now in the care of her grandmother.
The mother, Meg Trueblood, 30, was arrested and preliminarily charged with felony neglect of a dependent. Trueblood's other two children were at home with another adult, police say.
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