Sheriff: Mom arrested after infant dies in hot car

A mother has been arrested after police say her 7-month-old infant died after being left in a hot car near a motel in coastal Georgia.

The Kingsland Police Department said that the child was found in a car on Tuesday, June 19 near the Quality Inn, next to Interstate 95 along Georgia 40.

Prior to a drenching thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon, the temperature in the area was in the 90s, according to police.

After an investigation, police arrested the mother of the infant, Rhae Odum, for involuntary manslaughter and second-degree cruelty to children.

Odum has been booked at the Camden County Sheriff's Office.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.