A mum and her boyfriend charged over the death of a toddler who allegedly died in a hot car amid soaring temperatures have been identified.
Laura Peverill, 37, and her 29-year-old boyfriend Aaron Hill have been charged with manslaughter after rushing her daughter, Rylee Black, 3, to the Townsville University Hospital on Friday afternoon.
Police were called to the hospital and told the mum had found Rylee dead in the car.
“Preliminary investigations indicate the young child was left inside a locked vehicle for most of the day,” Queensland Police said in a statement on Friday.
"Unfortunately, (this was) a very preventable and unfortunate tragedy," Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Miles told reporters, according to AAP.
"The charge manslaughter indicates that there's been negligence on the part of people responsible for this child's health and wellbeing."
The temperature in Townsville reached 31C on Friday.
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