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Detectives in Florida are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl whose parents discovered she had been left in the family’s hot car Thursday and rushed her to a hospital where she was pronounced deceased.
According to Volusia Sheriff’s Office, the Orange City family told detectives they left their Highland Drive home and went to lunch in DeLand.
They returned home at about 2:40 p.m. with the child and two older brothers, ages 15 and 8, according to investigators.
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Around 5 p.m., the girl’s parents found her unresponsive still in the car and drove her to the hospital, where she was pronounced deceased just before 6 p.m.
The circumstances of the child’s death are under active investigation by the Volusia Sheriff’s Major Case Unit.
More information will be released when it becomes available.
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