Man Found Dead in Car with 2 Flat Tires and Broken AC at Death Valley National Park amid Extreme Heat!
2023/07/10

A 65-year-old California man was found dead inside a car at Death Valley National Park, believed to be a result of extreme heat. A park maintenance worker discovered the man's lifeless body in the car, which was stranded about 30 yards off the road. The vehicle had two flat tires and a broken air conditioning system, indicating that it was not functioning properly. The victim's front driver-side window was rolled down, further suggesting that the air conditioning was not working.

The man's identity has not been revealed, and the Inyo County Coroner's Office has not commented on the incident. Temperatures in the area reached a sweltering 126°F on Sunday, with minimal relief even at night, when it dipped to only around 98°F. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports around 702 heat-related deaths in the United States each year.

Heat-related illnesses can lead to cardiovascular issues, respiratory problems, renal failure, electrolyte imbalance, kidney stones, preterm birth, and more. Heat stroke, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and cerebrovascular disease, which affects blood flow to the brain, are common causes of heat-related deaths. Older adults, young children, pregnant individuals, athletes, outdoor workers, and people with heart or lung conditions are especially susceptible to heat-related illnesses and fatalities.

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