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Child safety advocates and first responders held a mock rescue of a child locked in a hot car in an attempt to raise awareness about the dangers of heat stroke inside vehicles.

"Last year, at least 52 children across the United States died from heatstroke caused by being left or trapped in a vehicle," said Beth Washington, coordinator of Safe Kids Tulsa Area, a group with a mission to prevent unintentional child injuries.

"Drivers need to understand that a vehicle is not a babysitter, but it can quicky become an oven," Washington said.

Tulsa County Jail Booking photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa County prosecutors have filed child abuse murder charges against two women after a little boy was found dead inside their vehicle during a traffic stop.

Mica Shoate and Jazmin Williams also were charged Monday with child neglect in connection with the March 25 death of 1-year-old Zamontay Green.

Police say they stopped Shoate's car that day because it was moving erratically. The women told the officer they were trying to get Zamontay to a hospital.