Third toddler in Indiana dies after being left in hot car, 41st nationwide


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT) – Another toddler has died in a hot car in Indiana.

According to, 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.

Date City Name Age Sex
8/25/2019 Brownsburg Marah Anne Crapo 21mos F
7/9/2019 Evansville Oliver Dill 3yrs M
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)

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