Kingsville Police Are investigating The Death Of A
Posted : Jun 16, 2010 9:41 PM
KINGSVILLE- Kingsville police are investigating the death of a one year old girl who was apparently left in a parked car.
Police were called out to a home just before 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon about 45 minutes after the mother had realized the child was still in the car.
The girl was taken to a hospital where she died.
Child Protective Services is also conducting an investigation
Kingsville girl is fourth Texas child to die this year
in hot car
1-year-old was in vehicle about 45 minutes with 102 heat index
By Mike Baird
Corpus Christi Caller Times
Posted June 17, 2010 at 10:13 a.m.
KINGSVILLE — A 1-year-old girl died Wednesday in a hot car in Kingsville, police said.
Officers responded about 5 p.m. to the 200 block of East Fairview Street where a mother had left her daughter in a vehicle parked in a driveway for about 45 minutes, according to a news release.
The mother just had returned home from picking her children up, said Kingsville Police Chief Ricardo Torres.
The temperature was 91 degrees at the time police were called, and the heat index was 102, police reported.
A neighbor attempted to revive the girl. Rescuers performed CPR before the girl was pronounced dead at Christus Spohn Hospital Kleberg.
The investigation will be turned over to the district attorney, and child protective services was contacted.
She is the fourth child in Texas to die in a hot vehicle this year and the 13th in the nation, according to statistical research by Certified Consulting Meteorologist Jan Null at San Francisco State University. Last year 33 children died in hot vehicles nationwide, Null reported. Six were in Texas. Since 1998, at least 457 infants and children have died in hot vehicles in the U.S. and 62 of them were in Texas. Null's research is updated online at ggweather.com/heat/.
"Parents need to be aware of their children's locations during the hottest time of the year," Torres said in the news release. "A child is in danger if in a vehicle for just a few minutes."
Kingsville Baby Identified
By Jennifer Lira
Posted: Jun 17, 2010 4:46 PM
KINGSVILLE - Action 10 News has learned the name of the baby who died in a hot car Wednesday.
The child has been identified as 11-month old Alexia Ortiz.
The case remains under investigation.