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‘The House Is So Quiet Now’: Nebraska Family Grieves Baby Who Died After She Was Left in Daycare Van for Hours

1-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Left in Daycare Van for Hours: Cops
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1-year-old killed after she was allegedly left inside the van for hours at her daycare.

Aug. 26 2023, Published 10:03 a.m. ET

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A 1-year-old girl in Nebraska died after she was left inside the van at her daycare, according to authorities.

On Aug. 21, Ra’Miyah Worthington was found unresponsive in the vehicle registered to the owner of Future Child Development Center II in Omaha, according to WOWT.

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Worthington was transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The victim went to the daycare with two of her siblings and those siblings were removed from the van, but Worthington was not, according to WOWT.

Officials have not said how long the child was left in the van, but her parents told WOWT that her body temperature was 109 degrees when she arrived at the hospital.

“How did [they] forget my baby?" Sina Worthington, the victim’s mother, told the news station. "The daycare has an app. They’ll tell you stuff with their kids throughout the day. She was never checked in. Only one of the three we sent was checked in, so put two and two together. You had to have my baby left in this car since this morning.”

Worthington told KMTV, “When I told them my baby died they [the daycare] said, ‘That baby didn’t die,’ and hung up…”

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On Aug. 22, the driver of the van, 62-year-old Ryan Williams, was arrested and charged with child negligence resulting in death, KMTV reported.

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According to authorities, the daycare is closed as officials investigate the child's death.

"The house is so quiet now," Reeyon Worthington, the victim’s father, told KMTV. "It don't even feel the same. You know what I mean? I don't get to hear little feet coming in, you know, hopping on my bed.”


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