HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A 6-month-old girl died Thursday after being left in a hot car in east Texas, according to KidsandCars.org.
The Henderson County Sheriff said the child was pronounced dead around 4:40 p.m., KLTV reports. The driver, identified as Jackson Earl Tetrick, 25, was arrested and faces a criminal negligent homicide charge.
The sheriff said Tetrick took his wife to work and dropped off another child at school, then returned home. He then left for work in Athens, and realized when he picked the other child up that he had forgotten to drop the baby off at the babysitter.
The girl is the fourth child to die in Texas this year after being left in a hot vehicle. An Eagle Pass 6-month-old girl died after her father left her in the car while on his way to work. In June, a 9-month-old girl died after being left in a vehicle in Baytown. An 18-month-old boy died after he was left in a hot day care van in Houston in July.