Unresponsive child inside a hot vehicle in Carthage, Mo.

Lieut Jeff Pinnell of the Carthage Police Dept tells us the 3-year-old girl has now been flown to Springfield, Mo. for a higher level of care
Child discovered inside a hot vehicle in Carthage, Mo. on Friday, August 12, 2022.

UPDATE >> Lieut Jeff Pinnell tells us the child died over the weekend. (…more)

CARTHAGE, Mo. – Lieut Jeff Pinnell tells us Carthage Police responded to a residence Friday about 1:30 p.m. in the 100 block of North Maple in reference to a 3-year-old female unresponsive inside a hot vehicle.

She was rushed to a Joplin Hospital and then flown to Springfield, Mo. for a higher level of care.

Lieut Pinnell says detectives are currently investigating what occurred.

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