The heat death toll reaches 18.
Police say it was an unfortunate accident.
Brings to 14 the total number of St. Louis-area deaths.
Collinsville Police have confirmed the latest death caused by last week’s extreme heat.
The German Shepard had to be euthanized over the weekend, apparently due to heat stress.
The Centreville police chief says “it does appear the heat got to him.”
It will take a few days for built-up heat to dissipate.
The coroner’s office says it was about 90 degrees inside the woman’s home.
Excessive heat blamed for buckling roads.
Girl had pre-existing medical condition