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Toddler found dead in vehicle in Herkimer County

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DOLGEVILLE, N.Y. – State Police are investigating the death of a 15-month-old child in Herkimer County.

Police received a 911 call just before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of an unresponsive 15-month-old female in a vehicle parked in a driveway on Ransom Street in the village.

An investigation showed the father of the toddler dropped off two other children at school and a third child off at a relative's house around 8 a.m. During this time, the infant was properly secured in a child seat in the rear passenger side of the vehicle.

Police said the father left the infant in the vehicle after getting ready and leaving for work.

The infant was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.


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