INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT) – Another toddler has died in a hot car in Indiana.
According to kidsandcars.org, the young girl died in Indianapolis on May 18, 2019, but Friday they confirmed her death was heat related.
This is the 41st hot car death nationwide.
|8/25/2019||Brownsburg||Marah Anne Crapo||21mos||F|
|5/18/2019||Indianapolis||Maria Guadalupe Sanchez||1yr||F|
Indiana ranks 21st in the nation based on the number of child hot car deaths with 16 fatalities since 1997.
Last year was the worst year in history for child hot car deaths with a total of 54 children who died nationwide.
The Hot Cars Act is a federal bill that would require technology in all vehicles to help prevent these hot car deaths.
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(This story was originally published on September 5, 2019)