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4-year-old child dies after being left in hot car in Florida; heat index Friday reached 102 degrees

Posted at 5:45 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-29 17:13:11-04

ORLANDO, Fla. — A little boy has died after being left in a hot car in Florida, just outside of Orlando, officials say.

ABC affiliate WFTV reports that the 4-year-old child was found in a vehicle around 3:30 p.m. Friday. The heat index in Orlando on Friday reached 102 degrees. The temperature in Orlando at 5:15 p.m. was 92 degrees.

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Officials say that a bystander found the child in the car in a parking lot near the intersection of Oak Ridge Road and Rio Grande Avenue. WFTV reports that the car was not running and was locked.

The child was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating. At this time, officials do not know how long the child was in the vehicle.

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In a separate incident, a 1-year-old baby died on Friday after being left in a hot car in Sanford, Florida, officials say.

No additional information has been released at this time. 

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.