Safety experts use Heatstroke Prevention Day to bring attention to hot car deaths

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(WEHT) – Children dying from heatstroke in a car reached a record number in 2018.

Wednesday is National Heatstroke Prevention Day.

Road safety experts are using the day to remind parents and caregivers to look before they lock.

In 2018, 52 children nationwide lost their lives: the most in at least 20 years.

Between 1998 and 2018, 12 children in Indiana died from vehicular heatstroke.

Parents and caregivers are urged to look in the front and back of their vehicle before locking the door and walking away.

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(This story was originally published on July 31, 2019)

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