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Babysitter Arrested After Toddler Falls From Moving Car

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DALLAS COUNTY, Iowa —An infant found sitting along Highway 141 apparently fell out of a moving car driven by a babysitter who told authorities she wasn't aware what had happened.

Dallas County sheriff's deputies arrived at the hospital to investigate. A woman named Catalina Ortiz-Ortega, 31, arrived a short time later and told authorities she heard her car door open and close but wasn't aware the child had fallen out.

The child was treated for injuries and transported to Blank Children's Hospital for further treatment before being released to his mother.

Ortiz-Ortega was arrested on charges of child endangerment and failure to have a valid driver's license.

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