Child dead after being left in hot van in TX was from Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE – Family members said a 3-year-old who died after being left in a hot day care van in Houston has family ties to Louisiana.
Raymond Pryer died after being left in the vehicle following a trip with 28 other students from Discovery Me Academy in Houston, Texas, Thursday. The van returned to the school around 2:30 – Pryer was found unresponsive hours later at about 7 o’clock.
Family of the Pryers said the child’s mother and father are both Baton Rouge natives and moved to Houston a few years ago.
The child’s funeral is planned for this weekend at Life Tabernacle on Hooper Road.
Two people, the driver and a chaperone, were detained for questioning, according to Houston TV station KTRK. An investigation is underway into the tragic oversight and a grand jury will decide if there will be any charges, the station reported.
"It seems to me this was just gross negligence," Texas Constable Alan Rosen said. "It's just tragic."
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