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Princeton Boy Dies After Being Found In Hot Vehicle

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All he wanted to do was play with his dad's electronic tablet. A seemingly harmless request resulted in the death of a 5-year-old boy from Princeton, Ill.

According to police, Logan Jacobs was found in the family vehicle Sunday with the device plugged into the car charger. The vehicle was parked in front of the house with the windows rolled up and the doors locked.

Two hours earlier, Logan's father gave him permission to use the tablet. The father assumed his son was playing in his room. There were older children home at the time while the father was working on some chores.

Princeton Police Chief Thomas Root calls it an unfortunate accident. He says there was no foul play or neglect on the part of the parents. Police believe the boy was playing with the device in the car when he simply fell asleep and died from heat exposure.
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