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4-year-old girl left in vehicle overnight in Milwaukee tow lot

Posted: 10:41 AM, Nov 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-13 15:11:33-05

A 4-year-old girl was left alone inside a minivan overnight in a Milwaukee tow lot, officials said Tuesday at a news conference. 

Late Monday night, an impaired female driver was pulled over and arrested for an OWI, and the vehicle was towed to a lot nearby. Officers removed a 10-month-old child from the vehicle, but neglected to remove a 4-year-old girl from the backseat.

Officials said it wasn't until a tow lot employee heard the young girl crying that the girl was removed. Crews towed the car to the lot around 12:30 a.m. The child was not discovered until around 8:30 a.m. 

Upon discovery, the child was checked by fire officials for immediate harm and later transported to the hospital for further review. 

Milwaukee Public Works is reviewing more on the situation.