Tot girl dies in hot car on scorching day with heat index of 107 degrees: Reports

A 16-month-old girl in Iowa died Sunday after reportedly being found in a hot car.

Authorities told KTIV that the toddler, whose identity hasn’t been released to the public, was left in the parked vehicle for “an extended period of time” The girl was pronounced dead at the hospital after emergency crews found her unresponsive at a Sioux City residence.

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Temperatures in Sioux City nearly reached triple digits Sunday. While authorities are treating the girl’s death as hot car-related, Sioux City police Lieutenant Chris Groves told ABC News that they’re “not ruling what the cause of death is until medical reports are finalized.”

According to NoHeatStroke.org, the toddler is the 16th child to die in a hot car this year.

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