5-year-old boy dies after being left in a hot car outside Texas elementary school in triple-digit temperatures

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According to authorities, a child died after being left behind in a hot car outside an elementary school in Mission, Texas, on Thursday amid triple-digit temperatures.

The 5-year-old boy was found unconscious in the parking lot of the Dr. Americo Peredes Elementary School. First responders tried CPR in an attempt to save the child’s life but were unsuccessful, TSWT 29 reported.

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office deputies contacted La Joya ISD Police who stated that a 5-year-old man had been discovered in a vehicle, unconscious and not breathing. Ambulance services arrived at the scene and determined that the child had died. said the sheriff. office wrote on Facebook.

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The sheriff’s office said the incident is being actively investigated.

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The 5-year-old boy was found unconscious in the parking lot of the Dr. Americo Peredes Elementary School in Mission, Texas.
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The La Joya Independent School District said it would provide counseling services to primary school students and staff.

Thursday’s incident marks the 19th child to die in a hot car in the US this year, according to Kids and Car Safety. There have been four such cases in Texas this year.

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The state is the first in the nation for deaths from children’s hot cars, and by a significant margin, with at least 150 since 1991.

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The state is the first in the nation for deaths from children's hot cars, and by a significant margin, with at least 150 since 1991.

The state is the first in the nation for deaths from children’s hot cars, and by a significant margin, with at least 150 since 1991.
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More than 1,000 children have died in hot cars across the country since 1990. At least another 7,300 survived to be left in hot cars with varying types and severity of injuries, Kids and Car Safety shows data.

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About 87% of children who die in hot cars are three years old or younger, and 56% were left unknowingly by an otherwise responsible parent or guardian.

Authorities said the incident is under active investigation.  The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Authorities said the incident is under active investigation. The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
(Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office)

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“We are committed to immediately pushing for occupant detection technology in all cars. As we continue our advocacy, children continue to die week after week. It is beyond heartbreaking,” said Janette Fennell, founder and president of Kids. and Car Safety, according to KENS. -TV.

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