Infographic:
   .jpg  .pdf
Fact Sheets:  English  Español
[Note: This study published in Pediatrics. Click here to download]

  • Total number of U.S. pediatric vehicular heatstroke deaths, 2019: 52
  • Total number of U.S. pediatric vehicular heatstroke deaths, 2018:  53
  • Total number of U.S. pediatric vehicular heatstroke deaths, 1998-present: 849
  • Average number of U.S. child heatstroke fatalities per year 1998-2019: 39

QUICK LINKS
- Monthly Statistics
- Statistics by State
- Trends & Patterns in Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke
- NSC "Children in Hot Cars" Online Course

US Child Vehicular Heatstroke Deaths

CIRCUMSTANCES

An examination of media reports about the 795 pediatric vehicular heatstroke deaths for a 21-year period (1998 through 2018) shows the following circumstances:
    - 53.8% - Forgotten by caregiver (429 children)
    - 26.2% - Gained Access on their own (209)
    - 18.9% - Knowingly left by caregiver (151)
    - 1.0 % - Unknown (8) 

AGES

The children that have died from vehicular heatstroke in the United States (1998-2018) have ranged in age from 5 days to 14 years. More than half of the deaths (54%) are children under 2 years of age. Below are the percentage of total (797) deaths and the number of deaths.

< 1 32%  (257) 3  14%  (113) 6   1%  (8)   <1%  (2) 12   <1%  (1)
  1   22%  (176) 4   6%  (45) 7   <1%  (3) 10   <1%  (3) 13   <1%  (1)
  2   19%  (151) 5   3%  (28) 8   <1%  (3) 11   <1%  (3) 14   <1%  (2)



# Date City Temp Name Age
52 11/13/2019 Walnut, CA 73 Kai Kayden Chen 18 mo
51 10/14/2019 Tampa, FL 88 Girl 18 mo
50 10/6/2019 Lancaster, TX 97 Boy 2 yr
49 10/5/2019 Athens, AL 95 Casen Case 13 mo
48 10/4/2019 Destrehan, LA 97 Avril Sanabria 2 yr
47 10/1/2019 Phoenix, AZ 91 Samora Cousin 4 mo
46 9/29/2019 Hinesville, GA 93 Raelynn Keyes 3 yr
45 9/29/2019 Hinesville, GA 93 Payton Keyes 3 yr
44 9/27/2019 Oxford, AL 95 Cash Edwin Jordan 11 mo
43 9/21/2019 Torrance, CA 81 June Love Agosto 2 yr
42 9/21/2019 San Antonio, TX 93 Liam Ordonez 3 yr
41 9/17/2019 Hobbs, NM 90 Zariah Hasheme 2 yr
40 9/3/2019 Gilbert, AZ 108 Girl 3 yr
39 8/29/2019 Lexington, KY 84 Valen Hakizimana 2 mo
38 8/29/2019 Pineville, NC 85 Boy 1 yr
37 8/25/2019 Brownsburg, IN 80 Marah Anne Crapo 21 mo
36 8/16/2019 Booneville, MS 94 Lincoln Knox Dodds 21 mo
35 8/16/2019 Lindenwold, NJ 88 Milliani Robertson-Lawrence 22 mo
34 8/13/2019 Santaquin, UT 91 Wade Ron Taylor 2 mo
33 8/11/2019 Lawrence, KS 89 DéVonté Lashawn Turner 2 yr
32 8/9/2019 Knoxville, TN 91 Jovany Isaiah Morales 6 mo
31 8/7/2019 Columbus, NE 86 Weston Nicolas 1 yr
30 8/6/2019 Moultrie, GA 90 Damian Elias Leyva 21 mo
29 8/5/2019 Ruffin, SC 88 Cristina Pangalangan 13 yr
28 8/5/2019 San Diego, CA 83 Scarlett Grace Harris 2 yr
27 8/1/2019 Corbin, KY 88 Aubrey Rose 2 yr
26 8/1/2019 Garland, TX 95 Victoria Tran 9 mo
25 7/29/2019 Oakland Park, FL 93 Noah Sneed 2 yr
24 7/26/2019 Bronx, NY 86 Luna Rodriguez 1 yr
23 7/26/2019 Bronx, NY 86 Phoenix Rodriguez 1 yr
22 7/16/2019 Richmond, VA 93 Luciana Kaye Diaz 10 mo
21 7/11/2019 Smyrna, TN 93 Daylin Palmer 3 yr
20 7/9/2019 Evansville, IN 90 Oliver Dill 3 yr
19 7/2/2019 Denton, TX 93 Sarbesh Gurung 2 yr
18 6/30/2019 Sioux City, IA 98 Girl 16 mo
17 6/28/2019 Dothan, AL 93 Castiel King 2 yr
16 6/27/2019 Morristown, TN 90 Benjamin Santana 3 yr
15 6/22/2019 Galveston, TX 92 Ryan Peña 18 mo
14 6/21/2019 Bardwell, TX 94 Mia Villegas 11 mo
13 6/20/2019 Providence Village, TX 98 Kaysen Neyland 4 yr
12 6/8/2019 Butler County, KS 86 Girl 3 mo
11 6/2/2019 Calverton Park, MO 79 Joseline Eichelberger 11 mo
10 5/22/2019 Blytheville, SC 88 Zion Akinrefon 4 yr
9 5/22/2019 Jacksonville, FL 95 Brooklyn Isaac 4 mo
8 5/18/2019 Indianapolis, In 87 Maria Guadalupe Sanchez 1 yr
7 5/11/2019 Lake Havasu, AZ 85 Malia Mae Martin 18 mo
6 5/6/2019 Lakewood Township, NJ 69 Girl 21 mo
5 5/4/2019 St. Paul, MN 71 Riley Taylor 4 yr
4 5/2/2019 Boomer, NC 82 Kaiden Logan 9 mo
3 4/22/2019 Glendale, AZ 86 Girl 18 mo
2 4/10/2019 Perdido Key, FL 81 Joy Monell-Merritt 2 yrs
1 4/4/2019 Melbourne, FL 79 Richard Wighart 14 mos

Previous Years:  2018, 2017, 201620152014201320122011201020092008200720062005200420031998 ‑ 2002

National Safety Council