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3-YO Dies in Hot Car Outside Preschool Where Both Parents Worked | He Was in the Car for Nearly 6 Hours
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3-YO Dies in Hot Car Outside Preschool Where Both Parents Worked | He Was in the Car for Nearly 6 Hours

Children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults.

Representative Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Catherine McQueen
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Editor's note: This article was originally published on July 13, 2022. It has since been updated

A three-year-old boy's life has come to a tragic end after he was left in a hot car for about six hours. The car was parked outside the Lubavitch Education Center in Miami Gardens, the preschool where both his parents worked. The incident took place on July 11, 2022, according to PEOPLE, when the heat index was 101 degrees and temperatures were 92 degrees. The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner has identified the victim as Sholom Tauber, reports NBC Miami. Tauber's death was determined to be an accident caused by hypothermia. 

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Officials were first called to the center on a report of an unresponsive child inside a vehicle. He was immediately transported to the nearest hospital where he was declared brought dead. Law enforcement sources said the toddler was one of several children from the same family who attends the preschool where his parents work.

The boy's death is under investigation and police are seeking to access surveillance footage from the school or any nearby buildings through a search warrant, per NBC Miami.