Babysitter charged after 2-year-old dies in hot car, police say

HOBBS, N.M. — A 2-year-old girl died in a hot car after a babysitter left the child in a hot car for several hours, police said.

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Hobbs Police said Tammy Brooks, 41, was supposed to drop the child off at day care but instead drove to work and left the toddler in the car for several hours, KOAT reported.

Investigators said Brooks realized the child was in the car when she went to the car to run an errand.

Brooks was arrested and charged with abandonment or abuse of a child resulting in death, police said.

September 18, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE **** On September 17, 2019, at approximately 1:27 PM, officers with the Hobbs...

Posted by Hobbs Police Department on Wednesday, September 18, 2019