15-Month-Old Boy Dies After Being Left in Hot Car in Connecticut: Police

A 15-month-old boy has died after being left in a hot car in Connecticut, police say.

The boy was left unattended inside a parked vehicle in Fairfield County's Ridgefield for "an extended period of time" before police found him around 6 p.m., authorities said.

The temperature reached 88 degrees in the Ridgefield area on Monday afternoon.

The cause of death has not been determined and police have not released the child's name.

This is the fourth case of a child or children being left alone in cars in the past two weeks in Connecticut. Nationwide, 14 children have died this year.

People are facing charges in East Lyme, New London and Orange after leaving children alone in vehicles.

Last week, a little girl was hospitalized for heat exhaustion after she was left in a hot car at a shopping center on Long Island in New York. Her father was arrested on child endangerment charges.

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