Authorities say 2-year-old’s death may be hot car related

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Authorities are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl at a business near Airport Road and Memorial Parkway in Huntsville.

Madison County Deputy Coroner Tyler Berryhill confirmed that preliminary circumstances indicated the child died in a hot vehicle. Berryhill says the child's death occurred at another location.

Lt. Michael Johnson with Huntsville Police says that the child's parent pulled over at the business when they realized something was wrong.

The investigation into the death of the child is ongoing but Lt. Johnson did confirm that the child was left in the car for a period of time during the day.

Berryhill said an autopsy will be performed in Huntsville on Friday to fully determine the cause of death.

At this time, it is being investigated as an accidental death.