LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 3-year-old child was found dead in a car Monday outside Gutermuth Elementary School in the Cloverleaf neighborhood.

Officials were called out to the 1500 block of Sanders Lane around 4 p.m., just southeast of the Dixie Highway-Watterson Expressway interchange.

MetroSafe dispatchers say they were initially called to the scene on a 3-year-old found unresponsive.

LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell says officers responded on reports the child was in cardiac arrest.

JCPS says a van pulled into the carpool line, where attendants noticed there was an unresponsive child in the back of the van.

School staff immediately called 911 and began administering aid to the child.

Officials say it's being treated as a death investigation.

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