Police: Toddler dies of heat exhaustion after left in hot car at day care
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC/Gray News) - Police are investigating the death of a child who was left in a hot car Thursday afternoon.
WMC reports the Memphis Police Department was called to a day care where a toddler was left in a vehicle.
Authorities said the child was rushed to a hospital in critical condition but later died.
Memphis police report their preliminary investigation points to the toddler dying of heat exhaustion.
Temperatures reached a near-record high of 91 in Memphis on Thursday. With temperatures that high in the area, the internal temperature in a car can reportedly reach more than 130 degrees.
A person was detained by police, but authorities did not immediately report if any charges were being filed.
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