Baby found dead in tractor trailer in upper Manhattan: police

Posted at 11:49 AM, Dec 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-17 11:49:14-05

SUGAR HILL, Manhattan — An infant was found dead inside of a tractor trailer in the Sugar Hill area of upper Manhattan Friday night.

Police responded to a call around 9 p.m. Friday after one of the baby’s relatives called 911 to report that she was not breathing.

They found the 18-month-old unconscious upon arriving on the scene near W. 150th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in the Sugar Hill area of upper Manhattan.

The infant had apparently been asleep inside the tractor trailer with her 10-year-old brother, and their mother and father were also inside the vehicle, police said. The family is from the Hartford, Connecticut area.

The baby was rushed to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead, police said.

The relative who called 911 said he was in town to make a delivery, according to police.

Police said the infant’s death does not appear to be criminal and the Medical Examiner will determine a cause of death.