At least three people have died in California as a massive heatwave continues to hit the west coast and southwest region.
Benjamin R. Greene, a 48-year-old lawyer and father-of-nine from Bakersfield, collapsed shortly after he finished a 5k race on Tuesday night.
Temperatures were as high as 107F as the local attorney took part in the Bakersfield Track Club event. An off-duty firefighter performed CPR but he died at a hospital about 8:30pm.
His wife, Michelle, said she is still in shock and blamed the race organizer's for not calling the 'Summer Series' run off.
'He is never coming home, there is no changing this. My children will never get to really know their father,' she told BakersfieldNow.com.
'They weren’t prepared for medical emergencies knowing that there was a heat wave coming through Bakersfield.