LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington woman is sharing her own tragic story to urge drivers to keep their babies and children in mind when they leave their vehicles.
Conni Lowe said that she lost her five-month-old granddaughter, Holly Judy, back in June 2010. She said that Holly’s mother, Andrea Cassell, left Holly in her sweltering car in the home driveway.
"They rushed her to the hospital and she died on June 20th at 6 a.m. Father’s Day,” said Lowe.
Lowe said that the overwhelming pain still lingers.,
"It’s devastating. You should never have to visit your grandchild at a cemetery," she said.
Lowe said that telling her story has helped her find strength.
"The only thing I can do for Holly at this point is try to do my best to impress upon anyone that has control of a small child to pay attention. There are things you can do. This is preventable," she said.
Lowe said that one trick would be to leave important items in or by your child’s car seat or bring a stuffed animal as a visual reminder to check for a child in the car seat.
"If I could stop even one by telling my story, that’s my mission," said Lowe.