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State Police Warning Against Leaving Children Inside Cars

Last updated on Monday, June 21, 2010

(UNDATED) - With near triple-digit temperatures this week, the Indiana State Police are warning against leaving children unattended in vehicles for even the shortest periods.

According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, when the outside temperature is 80 to 100 degrees, a vehicle parked in direct sunlight can reach internal temperatures up to 172 degrees.

Approximately 25 children die each year as a result of being left or becoming trapped in hot vehicles.

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