2-year-old Durango girl dies after neck gets stuck in window

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DURANGO, Colo. — Authorities say a 2-year-old has died after her neck became stuck in an automatic car window in southwest Colorado.

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chris Burke said the girl died on Wednesday.

Burke said the incident happened when a father took his daughter to work and left her unsupervised in his truck.

The Durango Herald reports the father left the child inside with the windows down and music playing, with the keys in the accessory position.

Burke said no charges are pending against the father and the incident remains under investigation.

Authorities have not released the name of the victim or her family, but said they live in Durango.

La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said an autopsy will be performed Monday.

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