HOUSTON (AP) - Police say an 18-month-old child has died after being left in a hot day care center van for four hours parked outside the center in northwest Houston.
Deputies with the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office say the child was found unresponsive about 7 p.m. Thursday in the van outside Discovering Me Academy. The van had been parked there since 3 p.m., and during that time nearby Bush Intercontinental Airport reported temperatures reaching 98 degrees with a heat-index reading of 106.
The child was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital. An employee was being questioned.
The academy had been cited in 2015 for not reporting a wreck involving the van in a timely manner and for a driver not knowing how many children were in her group.