Woman Charged with Leaving Toddler in Hot Car

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Huntington woman was arrested and charged with child neglect after police say she left a 19-month old alone in a hot car.

Police arrested Allyssa Crawford, 23, in the 800 block of 4th Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

According to the criminal complaint, Crawford told police she was supposed to be watching the child but had to go to the courthouse for day report. She said the child had only been alone for 10 to 15 minutes.

Police said the child was red in the face and did not have any food or water. The officer also said the toddler was covered in a rash and was bleeding on his legs due to the severity of the rash.

The child was checked out by EMS.

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