Tennessee toddler dies in locked, hot car


MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) - A toddler who died in a hot car in eastern Tennessee is the 23rd child to die in a hot car nationwide this year.

According to multiple media outlets, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said the 3-year-old was in a locked car for 35 minutes on Monday. Attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful.

Media reports the child's grandmother was mowing a neighbor's lawn and the child was in the care of a 15-year-old, who was also watching other children. The grandmother noticed the child wasn't around and eventually found the 3-year-old in a locked car.

According to Kids and Cars, this child's death marks the 23rd child to die in a hot car so far this year. The organization says Tennessee comes in eighth in the nation with 31 fatalities since 1990.

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