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Woman Forgives Husband After Baby Left in Hot Car Dies

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    A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day says she forgives him.

    Lindsey Rogers-Seitz, of Ridgefield, says that her husband, Kyle Seitz, was extremely distraught after bringing their son to a hospital. 

    Rogers-Seitz, who also has two daughters, said in an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press that her family is grieving together.

    Police say the father was supposed to bring Benjamin to day care but went to work and left his son inside the car on July 7 for "an extended period of time."

    A police investigation is continuing. The official cause of death has not been determined.

    Rogers-Seitz declined to discuss details, citing the ongoing investigation. She said she is starting a website in her son's memory to raise awareness of the problem.  

    More than three dozen children die of hyperthermia in cars annually in the United States, and since 1998 more than 500 children have died in hot cars. 

    Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, and car interiors can reach well over 110 degrees even when the outside temperature is in the 60s.