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1 child dead, another hospitalized after being found in hot car

Mary Taylor / Source: Roosevelt County Detention Center Mary Taylor / Source: Roosevelt County Detention Center
Sandi Taylor / Source: Roosevelt County Detention Center Sandi Taylor / Source: Roosevelt County Detention Center
PORTALES, N.M. (KFDA) -

A Portales infant has died and a second child has been hospitalized after being left in a hot car Tuesday afternoon.

Portales police responded to a call around 3 p.m. for what was described as infant children who were left in a hot car at an in-home daycare. 

One child was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was taken to a Lubbock hospital and is in stable condition as of Wednesday morning.

Authorities believe the children were inside the vehicle for about two hours.

Police arrested 31-year-old Sandi Taylor and 62-year-old Mary Taylor in relation to the incident and both remained jailed. They performed CPR on the children until police arrived.

The daycare reportedly took multiple children to a park earlier in the day. Authorities say they became distracted after the trip and unintentionally left the two children inside the car back at the daycare.

A GoFundMe account identifying itself as being close to family was created early Wednesday. More than $2,000 was raised in the page's first eight hours.  

Temperatures in Portales reached the mid-90s on Tuesday.

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