Warning After Child Dies In Hot Car

A tragic warning about hot temperatures after a two year old child in Burke County died after being left inside a vehicle.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reminding parents just how serious hot temperatures can be.

With triple digit temperatures in the forecast in Eastern Carolina this weekend, Greenville Police say leaving a child in the car is not only dangerous, but against the law.

Greenville Police say a parent can face criminal charges for leaving a child in the car under any circumstance and they say with temps on the rise, heat exhaustion and dehydration are the main concerns for anyone being left inside a car.

On 100 degree days temperatures can easily reach near 150 degrees inside your parked car in just a matter of minutes.

Another reminder is to lock the doors of unattended cars so kids don't climb inside and get locked in.


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