The 1-year-old was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the Monroe Carrel Jr.
Police said the girl's father unintentionally left the child in a auto seat after dropping off her 5-year-old sibling at a daycare around 7:30 a.m. The girl's mother later found the baby in a vehicle seat inside the truck, which was parked outside their home.
The child's adoptive mother found her outside the couple's Nashville home. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The Metro Nashville Police Department said their investigation is ongoing, WSMV reported. Over the past two decades, an estimated 37 children have died of heat stroke each year in the United States, according to the website. The child's mother then telephoned 911 at 5:42 p.m.as she pulled into her driveway.
Metro Nashville PD Twitter A one-year-old girl has died after her adoptive father accidentally left her in a hot pickup truck for a day.
According to NewsChannel5, Wednesday's high was 89 degrees, so "the interior of the truck could've easily reached between 130-170 degrees".
'She was pronounced deceased upon arrival at Vanderbilt Hospital. She was told that Katera was never dropped off.
Police said Barker returned to the home around 8 a.m. and left a few minutes later for the airport in a rideshare.