SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — The 29-year-old Lake County mother charged in the hot-car death of her daughter has bonded out of jail.
According to Seminole County Sheriff's officials, Kailyn Pollard bonded out Saturday afternoon and then was transported to a facility for a mental health evaluation.
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According to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, the infant was found dead in a vehicle parked at a gas pump when her mother, Kailyn Pollard, stopped to get gas.
Pollard told deputies that she had accidentally left her daughter inside the vehicle while she was at work.
According to the affidavit, Pollard failed to drop her daughter, Kit Pollard, off at the Kidz Rock Daycare as normal and arrived at her place of work in Sanford at about 9 a.m. The one-year-old was left unattended, inside of a closed vehicle with the ignition turned off for approximately seven hours, the report stated.
Pollard did not leave work until 4 p.m. and stopped at an Olive Garden to pick up food for dinner before heading to a Wawa gas station, deputies said.
Deputies said Pollard became aware of her daughter in the back seat when she stopped for gas.
Pollard is facing charges of negligent manslaughter.