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Toddler dies inside hot car

The investigation continues into the death of a toddler who was left inside a hot car in Lexington.

Police and EMS crews were called to a home in the 500 block of North Upper just before 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

When they got there, two-year old April Knight was unresponsive.

She was found by a family member, still strapped in her car seat.

The toddler was taken to U.K. Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. There were several family members in the home at the time of the incident.

At this point, investigators say it appears the family was dealing with another emergency when the incident happened. They reportedly told investigators another child was supposed to take April out of her car seat.

April's maternal grandmother, Diane Meekins, talked to 27 NEWSFIRST about her loss. She says the child was visiting her father in Lexington for the past two months and was about to go home with her mother to Wisconsin. Now they are planning her funeral.

Neighbors describe April as an active child who was always supervised by a family member. Edna Neal, who lives next door to the child's grandparents, says 2-year-old April was in the home with her grandparents, young father and two teenage aunts. Neal says the child's father works several jobs trying to support his baby. "They are a good family," Neal said. "I know it in my heart."

Detectives with the Crimes Against Children Unit have been notified. An autopsy will be conducted on Knight at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort.

No charges have been filed.

Memorial services will be held in Lexington for April and in Wisconsin where she'll be laid to rest.


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