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Friday, June 25, 2010

Report: More kids dying in hot cars

So far, 2010 is shaping up to be particularly bad, and July -- traditionally, the worst month for these kinds of cases -- is right around the corner:

A researcher says 18 children have died of hyperthermia since the beginning of the year, with eight deaths reported since June 13. That's the largest number of fatalities through the first half of a year since Jan Null, an adjunct professor of meteorology at San Francisco State University, began tracking the data in the late 1990s.

A couple of weeks ago in New Madrid County, Mo., 2-year-old twins were found dead after they got into their grandmother's car and couldn't get out.


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