A baby girl died in scorching heat after she was left in a van for several hours.
Ra’Miyah Worthington, 1, was left trapped in a daycare center van in Nebraska after the driver who was tasked with transporting the child forgot about the toddler for six hours.
According to the reports, the driver has since been identified as 62-year-old Ryan Williams who worked as a driver for Omaha’s Kidz of the Future Childcare.
Speaking to the police before being charged with child negligence resulting in death, Williams said he forgot about Ra’Miyah after he got distracted by another child who refused to exit the vehicle.
Unfortunately, the 1-year-old was then left all alone in the van for six grueling hours while the temperatures outside reached 100 degrees. By the time she was found, the child could no longer be saved.
Following the tragic turn of events, the toddler’s heartbroken parents spoke out and demanded justice for their baby.
“How do you forget one when you take two off the van? How did you forget my baby?” mom Sina Johnson said as he called out the daycare for not realizing that her child was not present for many hours.
“It had to be around eight in the morning – eight in the morning. We didn’t get a call until 3 pm. My daughter could have been in there eight, seven hours, no windows down, no nothing. Screaming. Crying. Nobody heard anything. Everybody’s in this building while she’s literally outside in the parking lot.”
She added: “The daycare has an app. They’ll tell you stuff with their kids throughout the day. She was never checked in. Only one of the three kids we sent was checked in, so put two and two together.”
Meanwhile, grieving dad Rianna Worthington said he couldn’t comprehend how this could possibly happen to his child.
“The day care picks them up in the morning, early in the morning. My thing is, how can you forget a kid that you yourself put into the vehicle?” he expressed.
Our thoughts remain with Ra’Miyah’s loved ones during this challenging time.