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Old 09-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
Teen Found Dead From Heat Stroke Inside Locked Car
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Faulty door locks are likely to have caused the death of a 14 year old girl in Madera, California.

Graciela Martinez was found dead on Wednesday in her brother's 1997 BMW 3 Series, outside Madera South High School. Authorities believe that Martinez fell asleep in the car and when she woke up, was unable to exit the vehicle due to a faulty lock mechanism. Martinez is said to have died from heat stroke while trapped in the vehicle. An investigation is underway.

Our thoughts are with the Martinez Family, as well as Graciela's friends and classmates.

Below is the video of the news coverage of this tragedy.

Original story from Huffingtonpost.com here.

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