Girl's Lighter Fluid Death Ruled Accident

No charges are expected against the child's mother

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    Police say the death of a 5-year-old Southeast Texas girl after she drank lighter fluid has been ruled an accident.

    Dickinson police said Wednesday that no charges are expected against the mother of 5-year-old Kyndal-Rae Eldridge.

    Authorities say the girl died Tuesday at a Houston hospital where she was transported following Saturday's incident. Her 5-year-old sister was treated and released from another hospital after also drinking lighter fluid from the  unmarked water bottle.

    Dickinson police say the mother says the bottle had been in a car door panel since July Fourth. Authorities believe the girls drank the liquid as their mother stopped at a gas station to fill up.