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MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The 2-year-old accidentally left in her mother's car was identified on Thursday as Caroline Bryant of Brandon. 

An autopsy has been ordered but the results aren’t in yet.   

The incident happened Wednesday, when police got a call about an unresponsive baby in the back-seat of a car at Little Footprints Learning Center in Gluckstadt. 

Mississippi ranks 16th in the United States for the most child vehicular heatstroke deaths. While many folks we spoke with asked how someone could leave a baby in a backseat of a hot car, others said it easy to get distracted.

“I don't understand how you could do it but I guess it can happen," said a Madison County resident. 

Madison County parents who live and work near where the tragedy happened have expressed their shock and disbelief.

“I know I couldn't leave mine because they are very noisy and when the car stops they jump up at attention,” said a Madison resident.

Mary Kathryn Reiners knows several teachers that work at Little Footprints and parents whose kids attend the daycare and she had a different opinion.

“As far as the judgment other people are making, we are supposed to be nonjudgmental people," said Reiners. "We can't not say we would not do something or it wouldn't never happen to me."

Jennie Trowbridge agrees it's easy for parents to get distracted.

“It doesn't matter. It happens to professionals, to caring parents living busy lives on cell phones and some of them are tired because they have sports in the afternoon and they're just not thinking,” said Trowbridge.

Trowbridge, a child advocate, even started a campaign a few years ago to help prevent parents from making the deadly mistake.

“I have asked legislature to pass a bill that all daycares had to post something, a poster that said don't forget your child," added Trowbridge.

She said that push wasn't successful, but hopes this recent death will turn more attention to problem.

“It is still my desire that people educate the employees, educate new moms when they come from the hospital, and why not give them a packet that alerts them to the danger,” said Trowbridge.

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