Baby girl dies after being left in a hot car

Local News

SIOUX CITY – A 16-month-old baby has died after being left inside a car alone during Sunday’s extreme heat.

Sioux City police officers were called to a home on Rebecca Street around 4:00 p.m. Sunday where they discovered the baby girl in an unattended car.

The child was found to be unconscious and taken to UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s where she was pronounced dead.

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Officials say deaths can occur from being left in a car when it’s just above 70 degrees F outside. Sunday’s temperatures reached upwards of 90 degrees F.

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