Preventing heat deaths: 5 of Missouri’s 19 heat-related deaths last year were children left in vehicles

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In 2018 in Missouri, five children died as a result of being left behind in hot vehicles, according to data from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The deaths serve as a reminder of the absolute importance of taking precautions to protect against summer heat and humidity, particularly in vehicles.