Mom charged with negligent homicide after toddler son dies in car on 90-degree day: Police

A Louisiana mother was arrested Monday, a day after her 2-year-old son reportedly died in a hot car.

The Lafayette Parish Coroner confirmed Ryatt Hensley’s manner of death as heatstroke. The toddler was found dead after sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in Duson at 1:50 p.m. amid reports of an unresponsive child in a car, according to KATC.

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The boy’s mother, Natalie Broussard, 27, was charged with negligent homicide. It is not immediately known how long Hensley was left in the car.

According to No Heat Stroke, the toddler is the 23rd child to die in a hot car this year. In 2019, 52 children died of vehicular heatstroke.

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[Featured image: Natalie Broussard, Ryatt Hensley/Facebook]