Lawsuit filed after toddler found dead in Orlando day care van
Little Miracles Academy, driver accused of negligence
ORLANDO, Fla. – A lawsuit has been filed in connection with an Orlando toddler who was found dead in a day care van.
Myles Hill, 3, died earlier this month after investigators said he was forgotten inside a van at Little Miracles Academy. Myles' was found dead about 11 hours later. Deputies said temperatures inside the van reached up to 144 degrees.
The van driver, Deborah St. Charles, 51, was arrested in Hill's death and faces charges of aggravated manslaughter of a child.
The lawsuit, filed last week by Norberto Katz, a representative of Myles' estate, seeks damages in excess of $15,000 for "mental pain and suffering of the surviving parents" and "funeral and burial expenses."
Attorneys for Myles' mother and grandmother, who had custody of the boy, said they are not connected to the suit.
The lawsuit claims that the day care and St. Charles were negligent, citing their alleged failure to properly maintain transportation logs and to provide car seats for young children, among other items.
Myles would have turned 4 years old this week.
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