Phoenix PD: Young girl dies after power window accident inside parked car

Phoenix police are investigating a young girl's death after she was found with serious injuries inside of a parked car near 37th Avenue and Lewis, officials said.

Officers were responding to a report of a car accident in the area on Oct. 2 when they found out that it was actually about a juvenile-aged girl who had been hurt while playing inside a car parked at a home.

An investigation revealed that one of the car's power windows had rolled up on her, and she was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Phoenix police say the incident happened during a family party Saturday night around 7:30 p.m.

The girl, who was not identified, later died from her injuries.

Investigators say they do not know if the car was fully on, or if the keys were in the ignition to power the windows.

Police say there are no signs of foul play, and the medical examiner will determine the official cause of death.

"It's awful. It's heart-wrenching," said Andy Williams with the Phoenix Police Department, adding, "Little kids can get into anything and it just takes a moment for them to get into something that they shouldn't and it just takes that moment where tragedy can strike. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the community right now."

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