3-Year-Old Died in a Daycare Van, Driver Arrested

  • 3-Year-Old Died in a Daycare Van, Driver Arrested

3-Year-Old Died in a Daycare Van, Driver Arrested

Charles, 51, is facing aggravated manslaughter charges, Orlando police said. The driver admitted to "not doing a head count".

A sign on the day care's door says the facility is closed until further notice, but parents arrived Tuesday morning to drop off their children, saying they were not notified of the boy's death.

A Florida daycare driver has been charged in the death of a little boy who was left locked in a hot van for 11 hours in blistering heat. Thornton said she does not want anyone of the Hill family to get mad at her because she loved the boy noting that she took care of him since he was a baby, Orlando Sentinel shared.

The employee, who has not been named publicly, used the van to transport a group of children, including Myles, from one location to the other.

The police believed the boy had been in the vehicle since around 9 a.m.

Police say the van may have been as hot as 144 degrees the day that Myles Hill was left inside.

"Anybody that knows me knows that I take care of my kids, if I ever open back up this won't happen again", Thornton said at the press conference. The employee is expected to face charges in Myles' death.

The department delivered an emergency suspension order to Thornton.

"You shall not work at any childcare or daycare facility, and you shall not have unsupervised contact with minor children".

DCF Secretary Mike Carroll said in a statement that officials were assisting law enforcement with a criminal investigation into the death. Her family is here. Also, the affidavit says, she did not make the required visual sweep of the vehicle to ensure that no child was left inside, nor did she get a signature of a second child auto facility staff member verifying that the driver's log shows that each child has left the vehicle.

Investigators say they received a call from another employee at that location around 8:30 p.m. on August 7 regarding a dead child.

The Orange/Osceola County State Attorney's Office and Orlando Police Department could not be reached for comment.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina called it "an absolute tragedy which could have been prevented".

Thirty-two children have died of heatstroke this year after being left in hot cars, according to a national database. A family member told CNN affiliate News 13 that they called the facility on Monday to ask about uniforms, and Myles' attendance never came up.

A judge on Friday granted bail to a 51-year-old day care employee accused of leaving a 3-year-old boy in a van for almost 12 hours. Each found several violations and failed procedures.

In 2015, the day care center also failed to place a signed Child Abuse, and Neglect Reporting Requirements form in its personnel records.