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Fri June 21, 2013

Police: O'Fallon Toddler Dies In Hot Car

Police in O'Fallon say a toddler has died after one of his parents left the boy in a hot car.

St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone says the boy had a temperature of 104.6 degrees when first responders arrived. Stone says the boy was less than a month from his second birthday.

The boy was found in the car about 5 p.m. on Thursday. O'Fallon Captain Jeff Wild says the boy's father took the boy to the car about 2:30 p.m. and planned to take a trip. But Wild says the man went back in the house and became distracted.

The boy's mother came home about 5 p.m. and the child was found.

Police did not identify the child. Wild said police are pursuing charges in the case.