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UPDATE: Toddler likely killed by paint thinner

Posted by Janis Demarest

TYLER, TX (Tyler-PD) - Police say an 18-month-old died after drinking paint thinner.

The investigation of the girl's death revealed that Nathaly Velazquez was riding in a vehicle containing paint supplies.

Velazquez's father told officers among the supplies was a water bottle containing paint thinner; it's believed the girl drank from the bottle thinking it was water.

Once her father realized what happened he drove to an emergency room, where the toddler died.

Tyler Police Department and Smith County CPS continue to investigate.

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