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

Parents had come home from t-ball game

By Steven Cavazos - Multimedia Journalist, Lee Carpio - Photojournalist

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. 

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