Mom arrested after Louisiana boy, 2, dies in hot car

The boy is the 23rd child to die from vehicular heatstroke this year, KidsandCars.org reports

The mother of a 2-year-old boy who died of heatstroke after being left inside a car has been arrested, Louisiana authorities said this week.

Natalie Broussard, 27, is being held on $75,000 bond in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a negligent homicide charge in connection with the death of Ryatt Hensley, according to jail records.

Natalie Broussard, 27, is charged with negligent homicide in the death of her  2-year-old son after he was left in a hot car, Louisiana authorities said. 

Natalie Broussard, 27, is charged with negligent homicide in the death of her  2-year-old son after he was left in a hot car, Louisiana authorities said.  (Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office)

Hensley was discovered inside a hot vehicle Sunday afternoon and died of heatstroke, according to media reports.

Sheriff's deputies were called to Broussard's home around 1:50 p.m. when the boy was found. It was not clear how long he was in the vehicle.

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Hensley is the 23rd child to die from vehicular heatstroke this year, according to KidsandCars.org, which tracks hot car deaths.