Boy left in hot car dies

A 4-month-old boy has died after he and his 16-month-old sister were left in a vehicle Tuesday afternoon.

Corpus Christi police responded to a call about a child left in a Ford Fusion about 1:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of Presa Street.

Adults were performing CPR on the 4-month-old when police arrived, Senior Officer Marc Harrod said.

Police believe the father forgot his children in the car when he went inside the house. When the father returned to the vehicle, he found the boy unconscious and sweaty, Harrod said.

The boy was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial where he died. Harrod said it is unclear how long the children were inside the vehicle.

No arrests have been made in this case. Police continue to investigate, Harrod said.

The temperature in Corpus Christi near the time of the incident was 89 degrees with a heat index of 100 degrees, according to Waylon Collins, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

The girl was released to a relative, police said.

The Texas Department of Family and Child Protective Services is also investigating the incident, according to agency spokesman John Lennan.

Lennan said this is the fifth case this year in Texas of a child suspected of dying after being left in a car, and the 20th case nationwide.