Fort Smith child dies in locked car outside residence on Boone Avenue; Investigation underway
PRESS RELEASE - FORT SMITH POLICE DEPARTMENT
At 2:10 PM on Tuesday, Aug. 16, Fort Smith Police responded to a call at a local hospital that stemmed from the 3600 block of Boone Avenue. Upon arrival, it was reported that a child had been left inside a car.
An undisclosed person reportedly broke out one of the car windows and took the child to the hospital. The child was later pronounced dead.
Fort Smith Police, including the Crisis Intervention Unit, have responded to the hospital. Investigators are at a location on Boone Avenue as well.
Their investigation is ongoing, and more information will be released when available.