Iowa child dies in hot car over the weekend

It was a very hot and humid weekend across the state of Iowa, with temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the upper 70s. This created heat index values in the 100s. Heat is the highest weather-related cause of death in the United States.


According to A 16 month old child was left in a hot car in Sioux City on June 30th, and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The Sioux City Police Department will continue to investigate.

The incident occurred around 4 p.m. when the air temperatures was 98° with a heat index of 106°. This is the 16th time a child has died after being left in a hot vehicle this year.

Add 5 to 10 degrees to these numbers below, and that’s how hot the inside of the car was.

Kyle Kiel

Kyle Kiel

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