Heatstroke killed Maryland mom and young daughters found in car: coroner
A Maryland mother from Guyana and her two infant daughters found dead inside a car in June died of accidental heatstroke, the state medical examiner’s office said on Tuesday.
Police discovered Allison Pluck, 32, and her daughters Shameka Gill and Shania Gill, ages 5 months and 18 months, unresponsive in a vehicle outside a Hagerstown school on June 16.
The cause of death was hyperthermia and environmental heat exposure, medical examiner’s spokesman Bruce Goldfarb said.
Pluck was found in the reclined front seat of a small, silver-colored car. The daughters were in the back in safety seats, police have said.
The car was unlocked and the ignition was off.
(Reporting by John Clarke; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)