A 3-year-old girl died Sunday after being left in a car in a Tampa church’s parking lot for 90 minutes, police said Monday.
It appears to have been a tragic accident, police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said. An investigation is ongoing.
Rozin Ruebensa of Tampa was found unconscious after being left in the car for 90 minutes outside the Ebenezer Baptist Haitian Church, 2706 9th St. N, according to police.
Parishioners rushed Rozin inside and attempted CPR before Tampa Fire Rescue transported the girl to Tampa General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
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Rozin’s cousin, Rodline Rigby, 25, had driven the toddler and two other children to church. A 12-year-old boy carried a 1-year-old into the church, but Rozin was left inside the 1994 Nissan Pathfinder.
Rigby also was taken to Tampa General Hospital due to the stress of the incident, according to police.