California Teen Dies Trapped in Car at School
She has heat stroke after apparent lock malfunction
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Posted Sep 14, 2013 7:29 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A 14-year-old California girl is dead after reportedly getting trapped in her family’s car at her high school. Graciela Martinez was found Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of Madera South High School, located about 25 miles north of Fresno. Police say the 1997 BMW had some sort of lock malfunction, and an autopsy revealed she suffered a heat stroke.

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thewhiterider
Sep 17, 2013 6:20 PM CDT
Wow! A lot of trolling going on here. A teenage girl died, and all you can do is insult her? Shame on you! She probably did try to kick out the window, but teenage girls aren't known for their muscles and strength. She probably wasn't strong enough. Heat exhaustion, leading to heat stroke, also zaps you of your strength and clear thinking. Don't be jerks.
HANKHILL
Sep 15, 2013 7:32 AM CDT
rip! remember bmw has very deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeppppppp pockets hope you can sue and win big time!
HMD-SMD-ITY
Sep 14, 2013 9:40 PM CDT
Please carry a rescue knife in the glove box and/or center console. They are very cheap at many Indian owned convenience stores across the country. Or order one from Ebay. Buy a box and give to your family and friends. It contains a glass break end, a seatbelt cutter, and a knife.