The Show-Me State ranks number 10, nationwide, in pediatric vehicular heatstroke deaths. That’s according to a report published by the website “no heat stroke.org” identifying 23 cases of pediatric vehicular heatstroke deaths in Missouri between 1998 and 2018. The same report says, so far this year, there have been at least 32 children who have died, nationwide, from heat stroke after being left in vehicles…including an 11-month-old girl back in early June in the St. Louis suburb of Calverton Park. Last year, statewide, four children in Missouri were victims of heat stroke deaths…a 5-year-old girl in Moniteau County and two siblings, ages 2-years-old and 7-weeks-old in Clay County, all on July 4th when temperatures were reported in the mid-90’s, and a 10-week-old on August 11th in Cape Girardeau. The State of Texas had the highest number of children dying from heat stroke between 1998-2018 after being left in vehicles with 119. Florida was second with 88 followed by California with 48, Arizona with 36, and Georgia with 32 to round out the top-5.