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3 Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Left Inside Day Care Van For Hours In Northwest Houston

HPD is investigating in coordination with the child fatality unit of the DA’s Office and all the evidence will be presented to a grand jury

Police say a 3 year-old boy has died after being left in a hot day care center van for 3½ hours parked outside the center in northwest Houston.

A statement from the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office said the child was found unresponsive when his father arrived at Discovering Me Academy about 7 p.m. Thursday to pick him up. The van was parked since 3 p.m., and deputies said its interior was 113 degrees when they arrived.

The child was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital. An employee was questioned, but no charges were filed.

The academy had been cited in 2015 for not reporting a wreck involving the van in a timely manner and for a driver not knowing how many children were in her group.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office said in statement sent out Friday that the Houston Police Department (HPD) is investigating this death in coordination with the child fatality unit of the DA’s Office and all the evidence will be presented to a grand jury.

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