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Two deaths over the weekend

(Deaths may have been heat related)….The two deaths were reported over the weekend

. Deputy Coroner Steve Green says 50-year-old Peter Blinko of Imperial was found in his vehicle on Pitzer Road, near Dealwood. Green says the windows were rolled up on the vehicle, and it was very hot in the vehicle. Also over the weekend, 62-year-old Genaro Torres was walking in El Centro with his family at around 11:00 in the morning when he collapsed and died. Green said autopsies have been scheduled in both cases to determine if they were, indeed, caused by the high heat.