It’s only May, but Central Illinois has already seen some 90 degree days, and the brunt of summer is still on the way. Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp is reminding residents that with summer approaching, they need to always make sure they don’t leave their pets or children in their vehicle unattended.
Kettelkamp says in the heat, cars warm up very quickly, and it can become fatal for a child in a matter of minutes.
Kettelkamp says something as simple as leaving something you need in the back seat of your car can prevent a deadly accident.
Kettelkamp says his office has been receiving some calls already about children and pets being left in cars with passers-by concerned for their safety.