MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WJHL) – One group is calling for action after 35 children have died across the U.S. in hot cars this year.
The issue has affected Northeast Tennessee recently, with a young boy found dead at a Food City parking lot in north Knoxville earlier this month. Two months ago, a child was also found dead in a car in Morristown.
The federal bill would allow systems to be put into effect to detect a child in a car to prevent any “hot car” death or injuries.
Three children have died in Tennessee this year as a result of hot car deaths, with one death reported in Virginia.