The first hot car death of 2017 in Texas has happened and here are some things you need to know.

According to NewsWest 9, a toddler died in a hot car in Burleson this past Friday marking the first hot car death in Texas in 2017.

Here are a few things you need to know about leaving a child unattended in a car:

  • Parents or guardians can be arrested for endangering a child if left unattended in a car whether or not the car and air conditioning is running or not.
  • Temperatures in your car can get to dangerous levels even if the outside temp is in the 60's
  • Even if its cloudy and its 87 outside, temps in the car can still get over 100 degrees in 30 minutes.

There were 39 hot car deaths in the country last year so don't leave any children or pets in cars unattended at anytime.

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