'Terrible accident': 3-year-old child died in hot car, San Antonio police say

Parents had come home from t-ball game

SAN ANTONIO –  A neighborhood was left shaken Saturday after 3-year-old boy was found dead in San Antonio's Far West Side. 

According to the San Antonio Police Department, a local family arrived home from a t-ball game in the 10100 block of Tempestuous with their two sons in the early afternoon.

The parents had accidentally left the younger child in the hot car, police said. When the parents went back to the car to get him, he was found unresponsive.

The child was pronounced dead on the scene.

If the medical examiner's office confirms the child died because he was left in the car, he will be the sixth child in Texas to die in a hot car this year, according to Kids and Cars, an advocacy group.

Texas has had the highest number of child hot car deaths, tallying 131 since 1991.

Lt. Jesse Salame said the death appears to be a "terrible accident” and the family is left devastated. 

The San Antonio Police Department believes there was no foul place but homicide detectives are investigating the case. 

About the Authors

Before starting KSAT in 2017, Lee was a photojournalist at KENS 5, where he won a Lone Star Emmy in 2014 for Best Weather Segment. In 2009 and 2010 Lee garnered first-place awards with the Texas Association of Broadcasters for Best Investigative Series in College Station, as well as winning first place for Staff Photojournalism in 2011 at KBTX.

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