ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — An Annandale man has been charged with child neglect and involuntary manslaughter after police say he accidentally left a 2-year-old child strapped in a car.
Police on Thursday arrested 32-year-old Daiquan Fields, an acquaintance of the child's mother.
Arlington Police say Fields was supposed to drop three children off at two locations Wednesday morning.
Police say he dropped the two older children off, but didn't realize the toddler was still in the car when he returned to a home in Fairfax County.
The man got back in the car sometime later to pick up the children's mother. When he arrived at her location in Arlington, police say he saw the girl, unresponsive in the back seat, and called 911.
The child was declared dead at the hospital.