Toddler dies in hot car in Connecticut

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut police say the father of a 15-month-old boy who died after being left in a hot car drove his son to the hospital after finding the boy in the vehicle.

Ridgefield Capt. Jeff Kreitz says the boy had been left inside the car Monday for an "extended period of time." He declined to provide further details and did not say whether criminal charges were being considered.

Authorities say the cause of death has yet to be determined. Police say Danbury Hospital staff reported the death.

The family, not publicly identified, lives in Ridgefield, a town on the New York state line. Temperatures approached 90 degrees in western Connecticut on Monday.

More than three dozen children die of hyperthermia in cars per year in the U.S.


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