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20th Heatstroke Death of the Year


Yesterday, a 4-month-old child died in a hot car in Corpus Christi, Texas. This is the 20th heatstroke death of the year and the 5th in Texas.

The boy’s 16-month-old sister was also left in the car, but she has survived. The two children were forgotten in the car by their father, with temperatures around 89 degrees.

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It has been a sad week, with two heatstroke deaths so far. It is a tragic reminder that although the summer season is officially over, temperatures remain high for weeks to come, and therefore heatstroke is still a threat to young children. Thank you for continuously pushing out heatstroke messaging throughout the fall.

Author: Marianne Halterman

Marianne is a member of the SafeKids Coalition of the Central Shenandoah Valley.

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