Florida mother arrested after child dies in hot car

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Credit: WESH/Seminole County Sheriff's Office via CNN Credit: WESH/Seminole County Sheriff's Office via CNN

Tragedy struck in Sanford as a one-year-old girl died after being left behind in a hot car.

The little girl's mother, 29-year-old Kailyn Elizabeth Pollard, was arrested and charged with negligent manslaughter.

She made her first appearance in front of a judge on Saturday.

According to the arrest report, Pollard failed to drop off her daughter, Kit, at daycare on her way to work.

As temperatures climbed into the 90s, investigators said Pollard didn't notice the child in the car until she was at a gas station more than seven hours later.

Family members were at the jail on Saturday as the judge set Pollard's bond at $20,000.

The state also asked that she be prohibited from having unsupervised contact with any child under 18 and be required to wear a GPS tracking monitor, but the judge denied the request.

"I'm not going to impose the other conditions based on the fact that you do not have any prior criminal record and the allegations in the police report," the judge declared.

Pollard must now appear in court again on Oct. 23.