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DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Oct. 31 2010 — A day-care van where a 2-year-old died in August reached 135 degrees inside, police in Florida said.
The police report on Haile Brockington’s death was released Friday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.
Haile died Aug. 5, strapped into a car seat in a van of the Katie’s Kids Learning Center in Delray Beach. Days later, Delray Beach police reconstructed the incident by creating the same conditions in the van.
Around 4 p.m., the time of day the girl was found, 6 hours after being left in the vehicle, temperatures reached 135, rising from 115 an hour after the air conditioning in the van was shut off at 10 a.m.
Police said the driver, Amanda Lee Inman, 31, of Boynton Beach, accidentally left Haile in the back of the van but still checked her name off among the children she transported.
She was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child and has pleaded not guilty. The day-care center has since shut down.