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2018 on track to be the deadliest year for hot car deaths

Posted at 6:19 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 21:22:39-04

48 children have died nationwide so far this year because they were left in a hot car.

Law enforcement continue to remind parents to always check your back seat before you get out of your car. It could mean the difference between life and death.

Out of all those deaths this year, two of them happened in Arizona, according to Both happened in Superior: 2 year old Lorenzo Velasquez and 9-month-old Brooklyn Velasquez died after being left strapped in the back of a car in March.

While the state has only two deaths so far, those two deaths are contributing to the entire nation which is on track to being the deadliest year for hot car deaths. The current deadliest year on record is 2010, that year 49 children died. The U.S. is just one death shy of matching that tall time high.