The 14 month old son of a community college official died early Friday at a Little Rock hospital, where he was taken after spending four hours inside his mother's car at the college the day before.
Zachary Bowden was airlifted to Arkansas Children's Hospital at Little Rock on Thursday after his mother, Kristin Bowden, discovered she had left him in her car from 8 a.m. to noon while a summer school program for high school students was under way at Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas.
The toddler's mother is vice chancellor and dean of academic services at the college.
The Pulaski County coroner's office at Little Rock said Zachary was pronounced dead at 4:16 a.m. Friday.
National Weather Service records show that the official temperature at De Queen rose from 77 degrees at 8 a.m. Thursday to 89 degrees at noon.
Frank Adams, president of the college, said Bowden took her son to the institution's health office immediately after discovering she had left him in the car. A nurse at the health office performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Adams said, and the child was taken by ambulance to a De Queen hospital, from which he was taken by helicopter to the Little Rock hospital.