Toddlers die in hot car in Texas

Toddlers die in hot car in Texas
Posted at 6:02 PM, May 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-27 14:31:05-04

WEXFORD, TX (KTVT/CNN) - Family members are heartbroken after two toddlers died in a hot car in Texas.

Raymond Ramirez says the two children - identified as a 16-month-old Cavanaugh and 2-year-old Juliet Ramirez - were his cousins.

Parker County officials say the mother told them the kids "took off" and she later found them inside a car on the property.

She said they got inside the car and locked themselves in.

Investigators say she broke a window to get to the children but they were already unresponsive and were pronounced dead shortly after.

Authorities suspect the children died from extreme heat exposure.

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