PECOS, Texas – A 17-month-old child is dead after being left inside a hot car in Texas.
The mother admitted to investigators that she forgot to take the toddler out of the car in the heat of the day.
“Her, the infant that passed away, two other kids, and the father left the residence so she could take the father to work. When she dropped the father off and came back to the residence, her and the two other children got out of the car,” said Chief Clay McKinney, with the Pecos Police Department.
However, 17-month-old Avrian Villalobos was left inside the car.
Police say the child’s mother, 21-year-old Annabelle Millan, realized her mistake about an hour later.
When she found Avrian, he was unconscious and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
“It just does not take long for a vehicle to get hot enough to cause a death,” said McKinney.
So far, no charges have been filed in the case.