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A Mother’s Plea After Child Dies In Hot Car

Back in 2008, Houstonian Dee Dee Estis’ 3-year-old son Christian died when his grandmother mistakenly forgot to drop him off at daycare. He spent 12 hours inside a hot car, ultimately succumbing to hyperthermia. It’s an awful and tragic scenario that occurs more often in Texas than in any other state — 106 children left […]

Hot Car Deaths - Dee Dee EstisBack in 2008, Houstonian Dee Dee Estis’ 3-year-old son Christian died when his grandmother mistakenly forgot to drop him off at daycare. He spent 12 hours inside a hot car, ultimately succumbing to hyperthermia.

It’s an awful and tragic scenario that occurs more often in Texas than in any other state — 106 children left in hot cars have died here between 1991 and 2015.

Estis tells News 88.7’s Eddie Robinson it’s something that can happen to anyone.

(Above: Dee Dee Estis lost her 3-year-old son, Christian, after his grandmother mistakenly forgot to drop him off at daycare and he spent 12 hours inside a hot car. Photo Courtesy: Dee Dee Estis)

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