San Antonio hot car death, 3-year-old Texas boy found dead in hot car

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San Antonio hot car death, 3-year-old Texas boy found dead in hot car.

A 3-year-old boy left in a hot vehicle for several hours Saturday afternoon is dead, and his parents tell officers each thought the other had removed the child from the car, according to San Antonio police.

Police Lt. Jesse Salame said officers responded to the 10,000 block of Tempestuous, on the far West Side, about 5 p.m. and found the boy’s parents attempting life-saving measures on the child.

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The family had attended their 6-year-old’s tee ball game Saturday morning and had returned home about 1 p.m. when the younger child was accidentally left in the car, according to Salame.

“This really was just a case of parents who just got distracted,” Salame said. He said each parent thought the other had gotten the boy out of the car and by the time they realized their mistake the child had been in the car for roughly four hours.

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“They discovered him unresponsive in the vehicle, pulled him out and began life saving measures. But were unsuccessful,” Salame said. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

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According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in San Antonio reached a high of 93 degrees.

Though homicide detectives are investigating, Salame said it does not mean police consider the case a crime. A decision on whether to bring charges will be made after the investigation is completed, he said.

“It appears what we have here is just a horrific tragedy,” Salame said.

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