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More hot car death cases emerge in U.S. this summer

Updated: Monday, July 14 2014, 08:09 AM CDT
In the few weeks following the death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris, who was left in his father's SUV for seven hours, more cases have emerged of children dying after being left in hot cars.

At least 20 incidents involving 26 children being left in hot cars have been reported as of June 19th.

Two of these children have died.

This year alone, 16 children have died from heatstroke.

A Louisiana police officer locked himself inside a hot car to demonstrate how quickly the heat can turn deadly for children and pets.

The whole experiment was supervised.

Officer David Melancon stayed in the hot car for ten minutes and temperatures had already reached more than 100 degrees.More hot car death cases emerge in U.S. this summer

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