Eagle Pass Child
Left Inside Locked Automobile Dies From Heat Exhaustion
By: Miguel Munoz, Eagle Pass Business Journal, Inc., Copyright 2018
The Eagle Pass, Texas Police Department reports receiving a 911 call
regarding a young child was left inside a locked automobile with its windows
closed at the Eagle Pass High School parking lot at approximately 4:30 P.M.
on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, causing the Eagle Pass Police and Fire
Departments to rescue the child from the automobile and transport the child
to the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center for treatment of severe heat
The Eagle Pass Fire Department EMS Paramedics provided
oxygen to the young child and desperately attempted to resuscitate the child
at the scene and while in route to the local medical center emergency room.
According to the Eagle Pass Police Department, the young child is
believed to have been a female of six months old passed away at Fort Duncan
Regional Medical Center from heat exhaustion-related causes.
father of the young child works at Eagle Pass High School and appears to
have forgotten to take the child to the daycare and left her inside his
The Eagle Pass Police Department is investigating
the fatal incident. It is unknown as of press time if any state criminal
charges will be filed against any individual who may have negligently and/or
recklessly left the child inside the locked Automobile.
The name of
the child and its parents have not been released as of press time.