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Infant died of hyperthermia after being left in hot car

Kyrae Vineyard died of hyperthermia in May.
Kyrae Vineyard died of hyperthermia in May. A91m61mHbFP0ez4RBy4RPAPucwFNHuF+

The Canyon County Coroner’s Office confirmed Thursday that a 5-month-old girl left alone in a hot car in May died of hyperthermia.

Kyrae Vineyard was left in a locked vehicle in the 4000 block of Cleveland Boulevard, near a car dealership just west of Lake Avenue in Caldwell. The windows were rolled up. It was 74 degrees outside when the child was found by a person who was not her caretaker, but it was much hotter inside the car. Hyperthermia is caused when a person’s body temperature rises greatly above what is normal.

The incident remains under investigation and no formal charges had been filed as of Thursday.

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