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8-month-old baby dies after being left in scorching vehicle for hours, marking 14th hot-car death this year: Police

An 8-month-old Virginia girl died Tuesday after being left in a hot car for an extended period of time, according to reports.

At 12:30 p.m., Chesapeake police responded to a report of a child left in a vehicle on Adventure Way. Police told WAVY the infant was left in the car for “several hours.”

The girl, who was not publicly identified, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Authorities have not yet shared specific details regarding her death as the incident remains under investigation.

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Per the National Weather Service, temperatures in Chesapeake on Tuesday were in the high 90s — though the heat index reached near 110 degrees.

According to No Heat Stroke, the 8-month-old is the 14th child to die in a hot car this year. In 2019, 52 children died of vehicular heatstroke.

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