ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two babies in two separate incidents were killed today after being left in hot, parked cars.
The first took place in Baltimore County. The second happened in Arlington, and the child was taken to Inova Alexandria Hospital.
In the second incident, police say the mother was driving home from work in Arlington when she suddenly realized that her 8-month-old son was in the back seat where he had been trapped all day long.
By the time the mother raced into the emergency room he was unresponsive.
Lieutenant Mark Bergin with the Alexandria Police Department says doctors did what they could, but it was too late. The 8-month-old boy was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Initial investigation indicated that she had taken the child with her that morning and hadn't dropped him off at daycare, officials said.
It's likely that the mother just forgot, officials said.
Around the same time in Baltimore County a 16-month-old girl, identified as Sabriya Towels, was found dead inside a truck that was parked next door to a daycare.
Detectives say a relative of the child, again, forgot to drop her off and instead walked home and fell asleep.
Four hours later the relative realized the mistake when she went to the daycare to pick up the little girl. Once again, it was too late.
No charges have been filed in either case, but investigations in both Baltimore and Arlington County are ongoing.
Last year 32 children in the U.S. died due to heatstroke after being left in a hot car.