Police: Emporia infant dies after being left in car for several hours

Posted at 2:21 PM, Aug 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 18:37:31-04

EMPORIA, Va. — A 6-month-old baby is dead after allegedly being left in a hot car for several hours Friday in Emporia.

According to Police Chief Rick Pinksaw, 30-year-old Blondia Curry had just finished working her shift at the Domino’s Pizza on 200 Market Drive when she discovered the child in the car she drove to work.

Curry, who has several other children, allegedly dropped them off at day care earlier in the evening Friday before arriving at the Domino’s for her shift.

Dispatchers received a call at 9:10 p.m. for an unresponsive child. When Emporia officers arrived at the scene, they immediately began CPR on the infant.

Greensville EMS transported the infant to Southside Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The child’s body is now at the medical examiner’s office in Richmond. An autopsy was done Saturday, but the results are not known at this time.

Curry has not been arrested and charges are pending while the investigation continues, according to officials.

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