Police are investigating after an 11-month old infant died after being left in a vehicle for approximately two hours this afternoon, according to the Walker County Sheriff's Department.
The incident happened at the 900 block of Kensington Road in Chickamauga.
According to the release, the grandparents of the child, Kyle and Meta Hendershot, the child's aunt and two infants returned home from church at 3 p.m. At that point everybody left the car, except one child.map
The mother was sleeping in the house for about two hours, as she works a night shift. When she woke up, the release said, she asked where the child was. It was at this point the grandparents realized the child was not in the home.
The family found the child in the car and called 911 at 5:21 p.m. and started performing CPR. The child was transported to Hutcheson Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, the release said.
Sheriff Steve Wilson said the temperature in the car could have reached 131-172 degrees in as little as 15 minutes. The child's body is being transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The case is being investigated by the Walker County Sheriff's Office and the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Child Fatality Review Team.
Correction: A story in Sunday's region section about a child dying in a hot car in Chickamauga, Ga., should have said the baby's mother was sleeping at home and was not at church with the baby and his grandparents.