Baby passes away from being left in hot car in Eagle Pass

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EAGLE PASS – According to an Eagle Pass PD Press Release, Eagle Pass PD and EPFD Medic Units responded to a call for assistance by Eagle Pass Independent School District Police Officers yesterday afternoon. Officers and Medics arrived, and a small female child was transported to the Emergency Room after it had been determined the child had been left in vehicle within the school parking lot for an undetermined amount of time.

The child was later pronounced deceased by a local justice of the peace. The Eagle Pass Police Department is currently assisting the Eagle Pass Independent School District Police Department with this ongoing investigation.

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According to KSAT 12, the father had left the child in the car to go into the school and work for a short period of time.

The temperature most likely reached over 100 degrees yesterday afternoon.

The following statistics are courtesy of KSAT 12.

According to HeatKills.org, it’s estimated that the temperature inside the car rose to 119 degrees in the first 10 minutes, and to near 140 degrees in an hour.

According to kidsandcars.org, Texas ranks #1 in the nation in hot car deaths of children, with 121 fatalities since 1991.

According to kidsandcars.org, six children across the nation have died this year after being left in hot cars.

The Eagle Pass tragedy was the state’s first hot car death of a child this year.

This is a stark reminder for the Kerrville area, and really ALL AREAS NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE. DO NOT leave your kid in a hot car. If you see a child in a hot car, call 911 and rescue the child immediately.