Ohio infant dies in hot car; 25th child hot car death nationwide

Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 6:59 PM

A six-month-old baby girl died inside a hot car Saturday afternoon at Mellert Park in Medina.

The infant was left inside a hot car for two and a half hours at the park, according to a release. This infant girl is the first child this year to die in a hot car in Ohio.

Ohio is ranked number 15 in the nation in child hot car deaths, with 19 fatalities since 1994. The incident that occurred Saturday brings that total up to 20.

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July is also the deadliest month for children dying in hot cars.

Hot car deaths continue to happen because no one believes it can happen to them. Please help raise awareness about these predictable and preventable tragedies, the release stated.

KidsAndCars.org is working hard to make sure the Hot Cars Act of 2017 can be passed quickly so technology will be added to vehicles to help prevent these unthinkable fatalities.

For more information, visit www.KidsAndCars.org.

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