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Police say toddler left in hot vehicle died at hospital

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Jul 01, 2019

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 16-month-old girl died after being left inside a hot vehicle in northwest Iowa’s Sioux City.

The Sioux City Police Department says officers dispatched around 4 p.m. Sunday found the toddler unconscious. The National Weather Service says the temperature was 98 degrees (36.7 Celsius) at the time. She was pronounced dead later at a hospital.

It’s unclear how long the girl was left alone in the vehicle. Her name and other details about what happened haven’t been released.