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Mom leaves toddler daughter to die in hot car on the Fourth of July: Report

Police in Oklahoma are investigating Saturday’s death of a 17-month-old girl who was reportedly discovered in a hot car.

KFOR reported that Oklahoma City police responded to the 3700 block of SW 40th Place around 5 p.m. Officers who responded to the scene reportedly found the toddler girl dead in a car.

Police haven’t divulged many details regarding the girl’s death. However, a neighbor told KFOR that the grandmother revealed the toddler’s mother accidentally left the child in the car.

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According to reports, it was 92 degrees in the area on Saturday — though the heat index reached 100.

Police’s investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made.

According to No Heat Stroke, the 17-month-old girl is the seventh child to die in a hot car this year. In 2019, 52 children died of vehicular heatstroke.

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