BREAKING – Twin 4-month-old infants have died after being in a hot car for hours in Virginia.
A neighbor said she believes the father dropped his wife off at work early in the morning Thursday and forgot the babies were in the vehicle when he got home, WTVR reported.
“His wife called me at 2 p.m. to wake him up to come and get her from work and that’s when everything happened,” the neighbor said. “That’s when he found the babies in the car.”
Police, along with Chesterfield County Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported the children to Chippenham Hospital.
“They actually performed CPR and aid to the children and the children were then transported to the hospital,” said Major Frank Carpenter, Chesterfield Police.
The infant boy was pronounced dead at the hospital Thursday afternoon. His twin sister died several hours later on Thursday, police said.
“Extremely tough case when you’re dealing with young children, specifically infants and the circumstances involved in the case, when you’re dealing with infants that may have been a victim of heat exhaustion,” said Major Carpenter.
A resident, Donna Gusti, told WTVR she and the babies’ parents worked at a Waffle House.
“It’s tragic what happened. I don’t even know how to help them with their pain,” she said. “It was certainly not an intentionally negligent act, it was a horrific mistake that can never be erased.”
Police continue to investigate the cause of the incident and have been in contact with the Commonwealth’s Attorney.
The infants will be buried near family, in South Carolina.
Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.
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