Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dallas family seeking answers after boy dies in hot van - WFAA

by MARCUS MOORE

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WFAA

Posted on July 21, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Updated today at 7:31 PM

DALLAS â€" The family of three-year-old Benjamin Price is trying to understand why the boy was left to die in a daycare center van on Friday.

The outside temperature was more than 100 degrees when Benjamin â€" one of 18 youngsters who was returning from an afternoon field trip to a movie theater â€" was found inside the van at the Little T's Tiny Tots facility in the 2200 block of South Buckner Boulevard.

Family members told News 8 on Saturday they still don't have clear answers as to how Benjamin could have been left behind.

"I want people to start being more responsible for people's kids," said Benjamin's grandfather, Donald Washington. "When people to to work, you trust these people to watch your kids 'til you get home. You expect them to be alive when you get off work. You don't need nobody calling you, telling you, 'Sorry, I left your kid in the van.' That's not a good enough excuse."

Police took the day care center's driver into custody on Friday. She could face child endangerment charges.

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