BROWNSBURG, Ind. (WEHT) – A Brownsburg, Indiana toddler has died after being left in a hot car.
The 21-month-old girl’s family got home from church on Sunday and thought someone had gotten the toddler out of the car and laid her down for a nap. The parents and four siblings laid down for a nap and discovered the child was left in the car.
This is the second child to die in a hot car in Indiana this year and the 36th nationwide.
Indiana ranks 20th in the nation based on the number of child hot car deaths with 15 fatalities since 1997.
Last year was the worst year in history for child hot car deaths with a total of 53 children who died nationwide.
The Hot Cars Act is a federal bill would require technology in all vehicles to help prevent these unthinkable fatalities. KidsAndCars.org is working hard to make sure it is passed quickly.
(This story was originally published on August 26, 2019)