2-Year-old left in 140 degree car

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. – A mother is facing negligent charges after her 2-year-old daughter was left in the car that reached temperatures of about 140 degrees.

Someone noticed the child was locked in the car on Wednesday evening outside a supermarket on the 100 block of West Combs Road in Queen Creek.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene and deputies had to break the rear window of the vehicle to get the child out.

She was reportedly flushed red, sweating heavily and was crying at the time she was taken out of the car.

According to surveillance footage, the child was left in the hot car for about an hour and a half with the windows rolled up.

PCSO says the girl’s mother, identified as Amber Chapman, 30, did not know she had left her daughter in the car and told deputies the father had loaded her into the car at some point.

The child was taken to Banner Ironwood Hospital and survived.

Charges against the mother are pending as the investigation continues.