Police: Florida toddler dies after being left in hot car

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LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a 16-month-old north Florida girl died when her father left her in the car after forgetting to drop her off at day care.

Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call Tuesday afternoon and found the child was unresponsive.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement identified the child’s mother as Wendy Kwon, an assistant state attorney, and her father as Young Kwon, an assistant public defender.

Both are employees of Florida’s 3rd Judicial Circuit, which covers a number of counties in the northern part of the state.

FDLE says that the father discovered the child when he returned home from work in the afternoon and realized he’d forgotten to drop her at day care that morning.

Neither the public defender nor state attorney was available for comment.

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