Temps Rising Increases Chances of Hot Car Deaths

With temperatures in mid-Missouri climbing to around 90 degrees this weekend, the chances of a hot car death go up.

So far in 2018, there have been 6 hot car deaths in the country due to heat stroke from being left in a car.


Heat stroke can occur when a person’s body temperature exceeds 104 degrees.

In 90 degree weather, a car interior can rise to 109 degrees in 10 minutes, 124 degrees in thirty minutes and 133 in an hour.

Always make sure everyone, including pets, get out of the car, always make sure to “look before you leave to double check all kids are out of the vehicle.

If you see a child inside a parked vehicle call 911 immediately.

Cracking a window will not decrease the temperature.

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