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Young Girl Dies In Hot Car After Mom Left Her To Go Drinking With Friend For 5 Hours

Authorities are investigating the death of a 2-year-old child after she was left in a car for five hours. The child, June Love Agosto, was left in the car by her mother with the heater turned on in Torrance, California. According to the National Safety Council, on average, 38 children under the age of 15 die of heatstroke from being left in cars every year.

A community is grieving the tragic death of 2-year-old June Love Agosto.

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According to KCOP, the little girl was left in a car with the heater turned on and the windows rolled up for 5 hours. Agosto was under a blanket as the heater warmed up the air inside the car. The outside temperature that night was about 70F.

Her mother, who has not been identified, is still in police custody.

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Agosto’s mom admits to leaving her in the car while she sat in her friend’s car next to hers to drink. She and her friend drank until she fell asleep. She woke up five hours later and found her daughter in the car with vomit on her clothes and burns on her body from the heat.

The death has been ruled an accident.

Credit: Helen Hernandez / Facebook

According to reports, Agosto’s mother pulled the child from the car and laid her on the grass. She then sprayed water on the child’s body to cool her down but paramedics were not able to revive her.

Agosto’s grandmother told media that the family is devastated by the tragic death.

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“She’s my only grandchild. I just came out here and June celebrated her second birthday. June Love was a beautiful baby, she deserved a good life. She deserved to grow up, go to school,” Helen Hernandez, Agosto’s grandmother, told KCOP.

“Our family is broken, we just need prayers and we’re just broken,” said godmother Jessica Peterson-Burns told KCOP.

The family has set up a GoFundMe to cover costs associated with Agosto’s death.

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“This page is being set up on behalf of my Cousin Garry who has experienced the worse loss ever of his daughter June Love Agosto. June was just 2 years old, full of life and loved by so many,” reads the GoFundMe page. “Unfortunately, a tragedy occurred and beautiful June has become an Angel in Heaven. Any donation is greatly appreciated as they will help to pay for funeral services.”

You can check out the GoFundMe page here.

People on social media are sharing their disbelief and anger over this death.

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Rest in peace, sweet June Love.

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