Phoenix authorities: 4-month-old baby dies
after being left in hot van
(AP) — Authorities say a baby is dead after being left inside a hot vehicle
Phoenix Fire Department officials say a crew was
dispatched about a report of a child found in a van at a school parking lot
But when firefighters arrived on scene, they
say the child was beyond any resuscitative efforts and was pronounced dead.
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The name and gender of the
4-month-old child haven't been released yet.
Phoenix police will
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says
the inside of a car can heat up to 120 degrees in 30 minutes even when the
outside temperature is 85 degrees.
The National Weather Service in
Phoenix said the temperature was forecast to reach 90 degrees. It's unclear
what the temperature was inside the van.
“Any time there’s a loss of a child, it’s just a very tragic event no
matter if it’s by natural means or by accident or by some other means,” he