An investigation is under way after four children suffered burns from a substance stored in a container inside a vehicle.
The incident happened Wednesday evening outside of a restaurant near the community of Woodbine, which is located about 60 miles north of Dallas.
Cooke County investigators say a container of sulfuric acid burst inside a pickup truck, severely burning a 14-year-old, a 7-year-old, a 4-year-old and an 18-month-old baby.
Cynthia Stout, the children's mother, was in custody Wednesday night and charged Thursday with endangerment of a child. Stout is being held on $100,000 bond.
Police are still searching for the man who was with Stout. Investigators said the man drove off with Stout's 18-month-old baby before dropping it off with a family member and then hitching a ride to Gainesville.
Investigators said Stout and an unidentified man abandoned the children after the incident. The baby was left at a random residence, and the three other children were left at a restaurant.
The victims were rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital by Careflite. There was no immediate word on how badly the children were burned.
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The Cooke County sheriff said he couldn't speculate on why the couple may have had sulfuric acid in their truck.