Authorities say an infant died after being forgotten in a car seat on Tuesday for several hours in Angelina County.


Crews responded to the incident just before 5:00 p.m to a parking lot of the Lufkin State Supported Living Center on 69 North regarding a young child who had been forgotten in a car seat earlier in the day, according to the Angelina County Sheriff's Office.

The child, a girl less than one year old, was transported by ambulance to Woodland Heights Hospital in Lufkin where she was pronounced dead by Judge Ball, Justice of the Peace - Precinct One.

The grandmother of the child told authorities she forgot the baby was left in the car when she went into work at the living center, according to Sheriff Greg Sanches.

The investigation by Angelina County Sheriff’s Office detectives is continuing and an autopsy has been ordered. It appeared the child had been left in the vehicle for several hours.

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