2 Texas toddlers died after being left in car overnight, sheriff says


Two young sisters died after after their mother intentionally left them in a car for more than 15 hours, Texas authorities said Friday.

The girls’ mother, Amanda Hawkins, 19, was charged with two counts of abandoning or endangering a child, Kerr County Sheriff W.R. “Rusty” Hierholzer said in a news release.

Hawkins and a 16-year-old male friend initially took the children to Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville, but the girls were found to be in “grave condition” and transferred to the University Hospital in San Antonio, the release said.

Brynn Hawkins, 1, and Addyson Overgard-Eddy, 2, died there around 5 p.m. Thursday, the release said.

Authorities became suspicious after Hawkins told hospital personnel that she, the 16-year-old and the two children had been at a nearby lake, where the girls smelled flowers before collapsing, the news release said.

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