Day care shut down after child forgotten in hot SUV dies

The state has forced a Louisville day care to shut down days after a toddler forgotten in a hot SUV by a staff member died.

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services issued an emergency, indefinite suspension Wednesday for Lil Kings and Queens Learning Academy and ordered it close immediately.

The agency's order says a staff member picked up 2-year-old Lavontae Swain at home about 9:30 a.m. Monday and forgot to deliver him to the center. The driver arrived at an elementary school about 3:45 p.m. to pick up other children, who discovered the boy unresponsive in the backseat. The cabinet wrote that the child's whereabouts for those six hours remain unknown. The coroner found that the child died from hyperthermia.

A woman who answered the phone at the day care declined to comment.