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Police: Toddler dies after 3 hours in hot day-care van

4 years 10 months 1 week ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 July 20, 2018 11:16 AM July 20, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: ABC 13

HOUSTON (AP) - Police say a 3-year-old boy has died after being left in a hot day care center van for three and a half hours parked outside the center in northwest Houston.

A statement from the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office says the child was found unresponsive when his father arrived at Discovering Me Academy about 7 p.m. Thursday to pick him up. The van was parked since 3 p.m., and deputies said its interior was 113 degrees when they arrived.

The child was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital. An employee was questioned, but no charges were filed. The academy had been cited in 2015 for not reporting a wreck involving the van in a timely manner and for a driver not knowing how many children were in her group.

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