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Police: 5-year-old boy left in hot SUV dies in Virginia

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Posted at 11:38 AM, Aug 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-11 11:39:52-04

SPRINGFIELD, Va. -- A 5-year-old boy is dead after Fairfax County police say he was left in a hot SUV on Tuesday afternoon.

News outlets report that police officers responding to a report of an unconscious child on Grey Fox Drive in Springfield found the boy unresponsive in the driveway.

Police say the boy was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. Police say the boy arrived home with a parent and siblings earlier in the afternoon and was left behind strapped in a car seat for unknown reasons.

The temperature outside the car was 93 degrees, but temperatures inside vehicles can climb much higher.