Family member in custody after child left in hot car for over 5 hours

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O’FALLON, Mo. – Police rescued a child that had been sitting in a hot car for over five hours near CarShield Field ballpark at TR Hughes and Tom Ginnever Ave Friday.

Officers tell FOX 2 that they arrived in the parking lot after receiving a call at around 1:40pm. They found a 19-month-old girl that was left in the vehicle since 8:00 am.

The child was taken to the hospital. Police say the toddler is awake and alert.

A family member is now in police custody. An investigation revealed that the actual location the child was left in a vehicle was in the 100 block of Sheriff Dierker Drive. A family member had then driven to the parking lot in the area of TR Hughes and Tom Ginnever Avenue.


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