Lexington, Kentucky: 3-Year-Old Boy Left Alone in Day Care Van More Than 9 Hours

Lexington, Kentucky: 3-Year-Old Boy Left Alone in Day Care Van More Than 9 Hours


Lexington, Ky. — A 3-year-old boy was left in a van at a day care overnight in Kentucky this week.

The child was supposed to be dropped off at home at 5 p.m., but never showed. Police contacted the owner of the child’s day care, according to The Associated Press.

The owner went to the day care, which had been closed since 6 p.m., and found the boy still strapped in a seat inside the van parked outside, AP said. Authorities believe the boy was in the van from about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday until 2 a.m. Thursday.

Paramedics examined the child, who wasn’t hurt, AP said.

The boy’s parents typically work late and the mother didn’t arrive home until 11 p.m. She called police when her daughter told her that the boy never arrived home, according to Lex 18 in Lexington.

Police are still investigating, but no charges have been filed yet, according to Lex 18. Health and family services authorities are investigating as well, the station said.

In June, a 4 1/2-month-old boy died after being left in his father’s car for more than eight hours on a hot summer day in Oneida County. The boy’s father, Rome police officer Mark Fanfarillo, forgot the child was in the car.

He was not charged.

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