Publication Date July 26, 2016

Four Children Die in Hot Cars in Four-Day Span

United States
amaria Motyka, 4, is seen in this image. Photo: The Motyka family

Four young children died in four days in separate hot-car incidents in Texas, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Florida, officials said.

The first incident occurred Friday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where 4-year-old Samaria Motyka was found unresponsive in the back of her caretaker's vehicle, according to WNEP.com. Temperatures soared to 97 degrees that day – hot enough to present life-threatening danger for any child or animal left in a hot car for an extended period of time.

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A Dallas family that was attending a Sunday afternoon bible study at a White Rock church didn't realize that one of their five children had been left in the car until it was too late, according to Fox 4 News.

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An unconscious 2-year-old boy was discovered by his father inside a locked car at their Rocky Comfort, Missouri, home on Saturday afternoon.

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Three days after being found in a hot car on a 94-degree day, a 3-year-old in Navarre, Florida, passed away Monday morning