Collinsville Police have confirmed the latest death caused by last week’s extreme heat.
40 confirmed heat-related deaths, the largest number in a decade.
The amount of heat illnesses and deaths this summer is an enormous increase over last year.
All three cases involved people in north county.
The excessive heat warning is expected to end Thursday night after nearly two weeks.
Temperatures inside some of the elderly women’s homes were above 110 degrees.
Authorities say the majority of the people killed by the heat had pre-existing conditions.
If you’re performing a rain dance right now to give us all some relief from the heat, please dance faster.
Children playing in an unattended car accounts for nearly one third of all child deaths inside vehicles due to the heat.