Mental Illness Likely Caused Death Of Allison Pluck And 2 Children In Hot Car

September 10, 2014 12:11 AM

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A woman who died along with her two young daughters in a hot car last spring had a history of paranoia and most likely had some sort of "psychological break" as the temperature inside the vehicle reached about 120 degrees, the medical examiner's office said Tuesday.

The mother, Allison Pluck, had told family members she was concerned people were following her, and that her older daughter, 18-month-old Shania Gill, was "seeing things," according to autopsy information obtained by The Associated Press.

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