Hot Car Deaths
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2 months ago

3-year-old dies, sister in critical condition after found in parked hot car

On Monday, Arkansas State Police received a call from a 21-year-old mother Kaylee Petchenik who stated she woke up from a nap and her children were missing.
2 months ago
3-year-old dies, sister in critical condition after found in hot car
3 months ago

Police: Baby girl dies in Virginia after being left in car

Girl was inadvertently left in a vehicle for “an extended period of time."
3 months ago
3 months ago

Dad pleads guilty in hot car deaths of 1-year-old twins: DA

The babies, Luna Rodriguez and Phoenix Rodriguez, died in July 2019.
3 months ago
Dad pleads guilty in hot car deaths of 1-year-old twins
3 months ago

Oklahoma father arrested after 2 children die in hot vehicle

Man has been arrested on second-degree murder warrants.
3 months ago
1 year ago

1-year-old girl dies after being left in car all day, marking 50th hot-car death of 2019

Temperatures exceeded 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Tampa, Florida, that day.
1 year ago
1-year-old dies after being left in car all day, marking 50th hot-car death of year
1 year ago

'Nobody believes this could happen to them': 2 more hot-car deaths in 1 afternoon

Within hours, two children over 900 miles away from each other died after being left in hot cars.
1 year ago
'Nobody believes this could happen to them': 2 more hot-car deaths in 1 afternoon
1 year ago

Child dies after being left inside hot car all day

The 1-year-old girl was found unconscious inside her family's car, parked outside their Tampa home, on Monday evening.
1 year ago
Child dies after being left inside hot car all day
1 year ago

4-month-old baby dies after being left in hot car in Phoenix

A 4-month-old baby died Tuesday after being left inside a van in Phoenix, authorities said.
1 year ago
4-month-old baby dies after being left in hot car in Phoenix
1 year ago

3-year-old dies after being left in hot car in San Antonio

A 3-year-old died on Saturday after being left in a hot car.
1 year ago
3-year-old dies after being left in hot car in San Antonio
1 year ago

2-year-old girl dies after being left in hot car, babysitter arrested: Police

This marks the 42nd child to die in a hot car this year.
1 year ago
Babysitter arrested in 2-year-old girl's hot car death
1 year ago

Guardian charged with abuse and neglect after 1-year-old girl dies in hot car

Shelton Shambry, 60, was charged Monday with fourth-degree abuse and neglect after a 1-year-old girl died in a hot car.
1 year ago
Guardian charged after 1-year-old girl dies in hot car
1 year ago

2019 hot car deaths surpass national average, automakers voluntarily commit to back seat alerts

The U.S. has already 40 hot car deaths in 2019, surpassing the yearly average. Automakers are voluntary committing to back-seat alert systems.
1 year ago
2019 hot car deaths surpass yearly national average
1 year ago

1-year-old found dead inside hot car in North Carolina

The boy died Thursday at the Pineville shopping center after his mother left him in the car for hours while she was at work.
1 year ago
1-year-old found dead inside hot car in North Carolina
1 year ago

1-year-old dies after being left in hot car for 'prolonged period of time,' police say

A 1-year-old child died Thursday evening after being left inside a hot car in North Carolina, police said.
1 year ago
1-year-old dies after being left in hot car all day, police say
1 year ago

Video shows Arizona distraught mom after baby found in hot car: 'I don't know how I forgot her'

The mother said she was distracted and forgot the 5-month-old in the car.
1 year ago
Video shows frantic mom after baby left in hot car: 'I don't know how I forgot her'
1 year ago

Bond revoked for Alabama man charged in son's hot car death

The man violated his bond by being arrested for public intoxication.
1 year ago
Bond revoked for Alabama man charged in son's hot car death
1 year ago

2 children die after being left in hot cars

A 1-year-old girl died in a hot car in Lindenwold, New Jersey, and a 21-month-old boy was found dead in a car in Booneville, Mississippi. Both died on Friday.
1 year ago
2 children die after being left in hot cars
1 year ago

Mom arrested after leaving baby locked in hot car in Target parking lot: Police

The temperature reached 108 degrees in Chandler, Arizona, on Tuesday.
1 year ago
Mom arrested for accidentally leaving baby locked in hot car: Police
1 year ago

2 women are in jail after leaving infant in a hot car at Walmart

Karlee Spear, 21, and Ashlee Danley, 26, left the infant in the car for 45 minutes to an hour to go grocery shopping.
1 year ago
2 women are in jail after leaving infant in a hot car at Walmart
1 year ago

Police: Daughter of hot car death suspect left kids in car

A South Carolina woman has been accused of leaving her children alone in a car.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Day care worker shut off child safety alarm in hot van where boy, 2, was found dead: Report

A day care worker shut off a child safety alarm in a van where a 2-year-old boy was found dead.
1 year ago
Day care worker disabled safety alarm in hot van where 2-year-old died: Report
1 year ago

Activist whose child was left in hot car and survived says it 'can happen to anyone'

A week after a New York City father was arrested for the death of his twins, Erin Holley, whose 4-week-old son survived a similar incident, is saying that families need to set rules for prevention.
1 year ago
Activist whose child was left in hot car and survived says it 'can happen to anyone'
1 year ago

13-year-old with special needs dies after being left in hot car

Two people were arrested after a child was found dead inside a vehicle in South Carolina on Monday night, authorities said.
1 year ago
13-year-old with special needs dies after being left in hot car
1 year ago

Charges on hold for father in twins' hot-car death

An attorney for Juan Rodriguez, who left his twin toddlers in the car, said he and his family "will be dedicating their life to the cause of ensuring this does not happen to anyone else again."
1 year ago
Charges on hold for father in twins' hot-car death
1 year ago

Prosecutors decline to pursue grand jury indictment against father in New York hot car death of twins

Juan Gonzalez told investigators he mistakenly left his twin babies in a car.
1 year ago
Prosecutors decline to pursue indictment against father in hot car death of twins
1 year ago

No charges sought in hot car death of twins

Juan Rodriguez, 39, a licensed clinical social worker, had already pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter in the deaths of his children Luna and Phoenix on Friday afternoon.
1 year ago
No charges sought in hot car death of twins
1 year ago

2-year-old boy dies after he's left in scorching hot van outside Florida day care: Sheriff

The temperature climbed to 91 degrees in Oakland Park on Monday.
1 year ago
2-year-old boy dies after he's left in scorching hot van outside day care
1 year ago

Wife defends father in deaths of twins he left in hot car

A mother is defending her husband in the deaths of infant twins he left in a hot car in New York while working an eight-hour shift
1 year ago
Wife defends father in deaths of twins he left in hot car
1 year ago

Dad whose infant twins died in hot car is 'devastated' attorney says

Juan Rodriguez and his wife spent much of the proceedings in tears.
1 year ago
Dad whose infant twins died in hot car is 'devastated' attorney says
1 year ago

Two infants found dead in hot car in New York: Police

The twins' father is in custody and charges are pending, an NYPD spokesperson said.
1 year ago
Two infants found dead in hot car in New York: Police
1 year ago

3 dogs die after they're left in car during scorching heat wave, owner arrested: Police

Three dogs died after they were left in a car in Rhode Island during Sunday's scorching heat wave, authorities said.
1 year ago
Owner arrested after 3 dogs die in car during scorching heat wave
1 year ago

3-year-old boy dies after he's left in car on University of Southern Indiana campus

A 3-year-old boy died after he being left in a car on University of Southern Indiana campus on a hot day.
1 year ago
3-year-old boy dies after he's left in 'excessively hot' car on college campus
1 year ago

Bill would require warning for children left in hot cars as number of deaths rises

Sixteen children have died in hot cars so far this year. A bill in Congress would require an alert in vehicles if someone is in the backseat when the engine is turned off
1 year ago
Bill would require warning for children left in hot cars as number of deaths rises
1 year ago

1-year-old girl dies in possible hot car case in Iowa: Police

The temperature reached 98 degrees in Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday.
1 year ago
1-year-old girl dies after she's left alone in car on hot day
1 year ago

Mother arrested after allegedly leaving her 14-month-old in hot, locked car to enter liquor store

On police body-cam footage, the mother could be heard saying that she thought the air-conditioning system in the car was on.
1 year ago
Mother arrested after allegedly leaving baby in hot, locked car to enter store
1 year ago

2 young children die in hot cars in Texas during scorching temperatures over the weekend

Two young children have died in Texas after they were left in hot cars during scorching temperatures.
1 year ago
2 young children die in hot cars during scorching temperatures over the weekend
1 year ago

Mom arrested after 1-year-old daughter dies in hot car: Prosecutor

Chaya Shurkin, 25, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
1 year ago
Mom arrested after 1-year-old daughter dies in hot car
1 year ago

11-month-old girl dies after being locked in hot car for 15 hours: Police

An 11-month-old girl died after being locked in hot car for 15 hours, according to police.
1 year ago
11-month-old girl dies after being locked in hot car for 15 hours: Police
1 year ago

Parents push to prevent hot-car deaths

In the aftermath of his son's death, one parent pushed to prevent hot-car deaths at a House Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, May 23, 2019.
1 year ago
Parents push to prevent hot-car deaths
1 year ago

Florida day care owner arrested after leaving baby girl hot van, killing her, police say

A baby girl died after she was left in a scorching hot van outside a Jacksonville, Florida, day care for nearly five hours on Wednesday, officials said.
1 year ago
Day care owner arrested after baby girl dies when left in hot van for hours
1 year ago

2-year-old boy rescued from hot car in dramatic moment caught on video

A 2-year-old boy was rescued from a scorching hot car in a Walmart parking lot in Georgia in a dramatic moment caught on video.
1 year ago
2-year-old boy rescued from hot car in dramatic moment caught on video
1 year ago

Baby dies in Indianapolis after being in hot vehicle, mom interviewed by police

It was about 85 degrees in Indianapolis on Saturday.
1 year ago
Baby dies in Indianapolis after being in hot vehicle, mom interviewed by police
1 year ago

4-year-old calls 911 after being trapped in hot car with 6 other children, police say

A Maryland toddler called 911 after being trapped inside a hot car with six other children in a shopping mall parking lot, officials said.
1 year ago
4-year-old calls 911 after being trapped in hot car with 6 other children: Police
1 year ago

4-year-old died in hot car as father worked at Minnesota food festival for nearly 6 hours, authorities say

A 26-year-old Minnesota father has been arrested after he allegedly left his 4-year-old son in a hot car for hours as he worked an event in downtown St. Paul.
1 year ago
4-year-old died in hot car as father worked at festival for nearly 6 hours: Police