1-year-old dies after being left in hot car for 5 hours outside of Galveston restaurant

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A one-year-old child has died after being left in a hot car for 5 hours outside of a restaurant, according to police.

The Galveston Police Department says at around 11 a.m., a parent arrived for work at Los Lazos Mexican restaurant, located at 6316 Stewart Road, and left the child in the car.

Authorities say the parent returned to the car around 4 p.m. and found the child to be unresponsive.

First responders immediately began treating the child when they arrived and later sent the child to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Police say the child was pronounced dead at the hospital after all avenues of treatment were exhausted.

Investigative officials are still at the scene conducting an investigation.

The identification of the parent involved has not been released at this time.