CPS: Death of ETX toddler found in car could be heat-related

CPS: Death of ETX toddler found in car could be heat-related

POSTED: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 11:20am

UPDATED: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 2:25pm

Officials with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office tell KETK, two toddlers, one of which is now dead, were found in a vehicle Wednesday afternoon.

The call for help came in around 3:00 p.m., near the 18,000 block of Smith County Road 1100, near Flint. When first responders arrived on scene, they found two girls, ages three and four, unresponsive in the vehicle.

The four-year-old was taken to a local hospital, where she later died, while the three-year-old was treated at the scene and released.

According to Shari Pulliam with Child Protective Services, at this time it appears this could possibly be a heat-related death. Pulliam urges citizens to keep vehicles locked when children are around. She also tells KETK, CPS has not taken custody of the child that lived and there is no CPS history with the family.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is investigating this incident.

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Hmm sould like if your told to keep your car locked maybe the children got in the car on their own who knows at this point ....prayers for the fam├Čly

Where was the Mother, in a bar? These little girl did not deserve this .I feel that she should get 1st degree murder and attempted murder. there families out there that would love to have kids, that they can't have their own children.

Read the original article. The mother was at work, the dad was home with the girls, who were supposed to be napping. They left their room, sneaked outside and got into his unlocked Nissan Frontier and, obviously, couldn't get back out. Their dad found them and called 911.

I have read this once before maybe you should of too, the girls were with there father, do not know about mother maybe they don't have one

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