PECOS, Texas — Police say a toddler died after being left in a hot car during triple-digit temperatures in West Texas.
Pecos police say 17-month-old Avrian Villalobos died Tuesday.
The National Weather Service says it hit 101 degrees Tuesday afternoon in Pecos. Chief Clay McKinney told KWES that when officers tested the car, it registered at 200 degrees.
McKinney said that Avrian's mother had Avrian and two older children with her when she dropped her husband off at work. The mother drove home and she and her two other children went inside, accidentally leaving the toddler in the car.
The mother later realized her mistake and tried to resuscitate Avrian. She drove him to a hospital, where he was declared dead.
An autopsy has been ordered.
Child Protective Services has taken custody of her other two children.