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Baby dies after she's left in overheated car for an hour

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Matt Rourke
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AP

An 8-month-old baby girl is dead after she was left in a car for about an hour while her father was working and the temperature soared inside the sun-soaked vehicle, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

The child becomes the fourth hot car-related fatality in Jacksonville since 1998, according to the National Safety Council.

It's at least the third case this year in Florida and 28th nationwide, according to the nonprofit Kids and Car Safety organization.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.