#USA Pictured: Mother of New Jersey toddler who died in hot car #USNews

#USA Pictured: Mother of New Jersey toddler who died in hot car #USNews

#USA Pictured: Mother of New Jersey toddler who died in hot car #USNews

The mother of a two-year-old girl who died on Tuesday after being left in the backseat of a sweltering car in her family’s driveway can be named today by DailyMail.com as Beatriz Viera LeChard, a 38-year-old translator and mother-of-two. 

LeChard was photographed leaving her home in Somerset, two days after her youngest daughter, who has not yet been publicly named, died. 

The toddler was found in the backseat of the family’s grey Honda Civic at 2pm by Megan Kingston, a neighbor who also works as a volunteer fire fighter at the Middle Bush Fire Department. 

Kingston pulled the girl out of the vehicle and tried to resuscitate her while waiting for EMTs. She could not be revived, and was pronounced dead at hospital later. It remains unclear just how she came to be forgotten.

Police believe the child may have been in the car for as long as seven hours while temperatures soared to 80 degrees.  

LeChard said nothing as she returned to the home today accompanied by another, unidentified woman. A Puerto Rico native, LeChard works as a translator for Bloomberg.  

Beatriz Viera LeChard, a 38-year-old translator and mother-of-two,  leaves her home on Thursday two days after the death of her two-year-old daughter. The child was left in the backseat of a sweltering car for seven hours. Neighbors found her and called 911

Beatriz Viera LeChard, a 38-year-old translator and mother-of-two, leaves her home on Thursday two days after the death of her two-year-old daughter. The child was left in the backseat of a sweltering car for seven hours. Neighbors found her and called 911

Beatriz Viera LeChard, a 38-year-old translator and mother-of-two, leaves her home on Thursday two days after the death of her two-year-old daughter. The child was left in the backseat of a sweltering car for seven hours. Neighbors found her and called 911 

The mother is shown leaving her home on Thursday morning accompanied by a female friend

The mother is shown leaving her home on Thursday morning accompanied by a female friend 

The anguished mother is shown being consoled by a police officer outside her home in Somerset, New Jersey. The toddler had been in the vehicle for seven hours

The anguished mother is shown being consoled by a police officer outside her home in Somerset, New Jersey. The toddler had been in the vehicle for seven hours

The child is believed to have been trapped in her car seat for up to seven hours on Tuesday while temperatures soared

The child is believed to have been trapped in her car seat for up to seven hours on Tuesday while temperatures soared

Viera LeChard is a Puerto Rican native who works as a translator for Bloomberg. She has not been charged, but the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office is investigating her daughter's death

Viera LeChard is a Puerto Rican native who works as a translator for Bloomberg. She has not been charged, but the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office is investigating her daughter's death

Viera LeChard is a Puerto Rican native who works as a translator for Bloomberg. She has not been charged, but the Somerset  County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating her daughter’s death

Neighbors along the quiet tree-lined street said they were devastated by the child’s death. 

‘They are nice people. It’s such a tragedy,’ one, who did not wish to be named, told DailyMail.com.

‘How can that happen? How do you forget? I guess we’re all forgetful, I’ve forgotten things in the car. But how do you forget the toddler, you know? I don’t know,’ neighbor Alex Krstavski said. They were just screaming in pain and anguish. She collapsed to the ground and he went to console her,’ another  neighbor told NBC New York

‘They’re great parents. I’ve seen them be very loving and doting on their daughters.’

Treana Huntley, who lived opposite them, told The Franklin Reporter that the sound of the parents’ wailing was devastating.

‘It was gut-wrenching, almost made me want to break into tears. As a mother, just hearing that pain from another mother, it was very hurtful to hear. I wouldn’t wish that on anybody.’ 

She said the death has struck the entire neighborhood. This whole block was very emotional,’ she said. 

Property records indicate that the house was last sold in 2013 for $230,000. 

The family's home in Somerset, New Jersey, was quiet on Thursday

The family’s home in Somerset, New Jersey, was quiet on Thursday 

There was no sign of anyone in the family at their home on Thursday afternoon

There was no sign of anyone in the family at their home on Thursday afternoon 

The scene in Somerset, New Jersey, on Tuesday where a toddler died after being forgotten in the car for seven hours

The scene in Somerset, New Jersey, on Tuesday where a toddler died after being forgotten in the car for seven hours 

The gray Honda Civic in which the child died is seen parked in the driveway of the house

The gray Honda Civic in which the child died is seen parked in the driveway of the house

The car is seen being removed from the house

The car is seen being removed from the house

The parents were informed by police, who knocked on their door, about the death of their daughter

The parents were informed by police, who knocked on their door, about the death of their daughter

The child is the 22nd to die this year in the U.S. from being left in a hot car, four of which happened in a week’s time in August, according to kidsandcars.com

Treana Huntley, who lived opposite the family, said the parents' screams were devastating

Treana Huntley, who lived opposite the family, said the parents’ screams were devastating

Director Amber Rollins is working with families who’ve lost children to the tragic accidents to make technology that could prevent more deaths a requirement in all new vehicles. 

Kids and Car Safety, along with parents, sent a letter to Pete Buttigieg, secretary of Department of Transportation, urging him to move forward with the provision that passed in the infrastructure bill last year.

‘Every parent has made mistakes, no matter what it looks like. 

‘Sadly, some of the mistakes result in tragedy and none of us expect it,’ Elizabeth Crapo, whose 20-month-old daughter Marah died after being left in a car, told the organization. 

‘And all of a sudden, you’re part of this club no one wants to be part of.’

‘I failed in my job as a protector. I failed my child,’ Marah’s father, Austin Crapo said.  

‘I promise you nobody could make me feel worse.’

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