New Jersey child, 2, dies after being left in hot car, police say

FRANKLIN, N.J. – Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl who was allegedly left unattended in a vehicle outside a New Jersey home.

The child’s name has not been released and police are still trying to determine how long the toddler had been left in the vehicle, authorities said.

Franklin police responded around 2:21 p.m. Tuesday to a fire radio call about a child in cardiac arrest, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald and Franklin Township Public Safety Director Quovella M. Maeweather.

Arriving officers found a neighbor who serves as a member of the local fire department administering CPR to the unresponsive child, authorities said. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital medical units arrived and tried to resuscitate the girl before she was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the prosecutor’s office.

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