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  • A toddler died after being left in a car in New Jersey, law enforcement sources and a local politician said

  • Lakewood Township police are investigating the death of the nearly 2-year-old girl, who died Monday around 2 p.m., the sources said

  • Committeeman Meir Lichtenstein said warm temperatures may have contributed to the toddlers death

A toddler died after being left in a car in New Jersey, law enforcement sources said.

Lakewood Township police are investigating the death of the nearly 2-year-old girl, who died Monday around 2 p.m. after a neighbor made the heartbreaking discovery, according to law enforcement sources.

A law enforcement source told News 4 the toddlers mother tried to take her to daycare, but the toddler didnt want to go in, so they drove home together.

At that point, there was a miscommunication about whether the toddlers mother or father would bring the toddler in from the car, the source said.

Meg Kinnard/AP, File

Committeeman Meir Lichtenstein said warm temperatures may have contributed to the toddlers death. It wasn't clear how long the toddler may have been in the hot car.

Temperatures were in the 60s and 70s around Read More – Source

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