A toddler has reportedly died after being left in a hot car outside a Florida church

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — Jacksonville Beach police are reportedly investigating after a toddler died after being left in a hot car in a church parking lot.

Police said they received an 911 call about an unresponsive child around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators said they found a lifeless teenage girl dead after being left in a car in a church parking lot on 8th Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach.

Police said they believe the girl’s death was heat-related.

Accordingly WJXTJacksonville Beach Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. TL Tator said the church also houses a daytime preschool.

“We just have to find out exactly what happened here today in this tragedy,” Tator told the news channel. “It affects everyone. It affects not only the parishioners but also the community, it affects the officials so we ask everyone to keep this family and their thoughts and prayers.”

Further details were not initially known.

Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: LauraCoffey@worldtimetodays.com.

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