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Baby Girl, 11 Months, Dies In Hot Car: Mom Heartbroken Over Fatal Mistake

Mon, August 4, 2014 2:21pm EDT by Lauren Cox 37 Comments
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Unfortunately, yet another baby has been killed after accidentally being left in a hot car for an extended period of time. In this tragic case, an 11-month-old baby girl died when her mother rushed inside to use the restroom and forgot all about her daughter in the car.

Skyah Suwyn, 11 months old, was left inside her mother’s hot car for several hours before being found. Sadly, by the time Skyah’s mother, April Suwyn, remembered where her daughter was, it was too late. Skyah was the 20th baby killed by being left inside of a hot car in the year 2014 alone. Now, family members have revealed that April is absolutely devastated about her horrible mistake, and has been blaming herself ever since.

Baby Girl Killed After Being Left In Mom’s Hot Car

It is heartbreaking to write yet another story about a baby dying in a hot car.

Just one week before her first birthday, Skyah was accidentally left inside of her mother’s car for several hours, ultimately leading to her death on Friday, Aug. 1 in Hurricane, Utah.

Skyah’s mother, April, had broken her morning routine when she took the baby girl along with her for a morning errand. When they returned, April was forced to park several blocks from her home because of construction. Allegedly forgetting that her daughter was in the car, April got out of her car and rushed home to use the restroom, reports the Daily Mail.

According to April’s sister, Aimee Wright, the mother of three thought that she had laid her baby girl down for a nap. It wasn’t until several hours later when she discovered her daughter’s body in the backseat of her car. Weather reports show it was approximately 90 degrees that day.

Little Skyah was airlifted to Dixie Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. So sad.

Skyah’s Mom Is Devastated, Continuously Asks ‘What If?’

Of course, it is no surprise to hear that little Skyah’s mother is absolutely heartbroken over the grave mistake that claimed her only daughter’s life.

April’s sister Aimee sat down for an emotional one-on-one interview to defend her sister against the negative reports surrounding her niece’s untimely death.

“It was an accident. If people who are being negative could even see how hard she is on herself,” Aimee told the Deseret News. “If they could see that she keeps saying, ‘If only. If only. If only. I wouldn’t have been out of my routine that day. If only I had gone to the gym.’ She blames it all on herself.”

No criminal charges have been made against April, but the investigation is reportedly ongoing.

Our thoughts go out to Skyah’s family during this difficult time.

— Lauren Cox

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