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5-month-old Girl Dies After Being Left in Minivan

Posted at: 06/12/2013 10:30 AM
Updated at: 06/12/2013 10:58 AM

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) Police in Moorhead say a 5-month-old girl has died after being left in a minivan for hours.
    
Moorhead police identified the dead girl as Christiana Natany Sandstrom.
    
Authorities arrived at the scene about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday and learned the girl had been left in a car seat inside the vehicle for about four hours. The first responder found that the infant girl had been moved to a nearby apartment and began administering CPR. However, the child was pronounced dead at the scene.
    
Lt. Chris Carey says in a news release that an investigation into the death is underway.

David Strickland, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Kate Carr, member of Safe Kids, talked with KSTP's Jessica Miles about heat safety tips for parents last week. You can watch that interview here:

http://kstp.com/news/stories/S3064044.shtml?cat=1

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