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Police: San Antonio toddler left in hot car die

Posted at 12:55 PM, Sep 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-22 13:55:37-04

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio police say a 3-year-old boy has died after being left in a hot car for four hours.

Police spokesman Lt. Jesse Salame says the child's parents found the toddler unresponsive in the vehicle late Saturday afternoon and tried to resuscitate him. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Salame says police are investigating but it appears to have been a "very terrible accident."

Police say the parents and their two sons - a 6-year-old and the 3-year-old - had returned home from a T-ball game Saturday, and while the older son was taken out of the car, each parent thought the other had gotten the younger boy.

The National Weather Service says area temperatures reached a high of 93 degrees Fahrenheit (33 degrees Celsius) Saturday.

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