A 3-year-old boy was found lifeless inside a hot car after his dad forgot to drop him off at daycare.
According to Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputies, the boy named Oliver Dill was found unconscious by his dad, Dr. Andrew Dill, after he was left in the vehicle for several hours.
The father immediately called 911 but Oliver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dill, an assistant professor of accounting at the University of Southern Indiana, forgot to drop the child off at the Children’s Learning Center on campus that morning.
When the father-of-two went to pick up his son, he found out that Oliver was still in the car seat.
Temperatures rose to almost 90 degrees Fahrenheit that day, making the temperature inside the car between 104 and 119F.
USI president Ronald S. Rochon said in a statement: “The Children’s Learning Center (CLC) will be closed tomorrow, July 10, and we are assessing if it will reopen later in the week.
“We understand this will be inconvenient for parents who need childcare, but our thoughts right now are in supporting the individuals who are deeply affected by this tragedy and will need some time to process their grief to best support the children in their care.
“Our deepest condolences go out to the family of this young child. This is a loss no parent should bear.
“If you have a child in your life, please hug them tight and remember that counseling services are available if you need them.”
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