Boys, ages 3 and 1, killed after getting locked in hot car in Alabama
MONTEVALLO, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say two young children died Saturday afternoon after they climbed into a vehicle outside their home and got locked inside for more than an hour.
Shelby County Coroner Lina Evans tells al.com that the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, but it appears to be just a “tragic accident.”
The parents told authorities the two boys – ages 3 and 1 – were thought to be playing in their rooms but had gone outside apparently.
The family frantically searched for them and eventually found them inside the vehicle. Both were unresponsive and rushed to Shelby Baptist Medical Center where they were later pronounced dead.