*This is developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.*
Two Missouri boys, ages 6 and 7, were killed Friday after reportedly taking their grandmother’s car out for a drive.
KSHB reports that the incident happened at around 4 p.m. at East Blue Mills Road East in Kansas City. The driver, a 7-year-old boy, became airborne while driving a 2007 Buick LaCrosse. His 6-year-old brother was in the passenger seat as the car hit a guard rail, the ground, and eventually struck a wire, a tree, then flipped over.
“Vehicle struck a guy wire, struck a tree, began overturning, and came to a rest off the road on its top, where it then caught fire,” an MHP crash report read.
MSHP investigating double fatality accident at Blue Mills and Miller (unincorporated area of Jackson County) involving two children. MSHP will provide updates. @JCSheriffOffice @JacksonCountyMO pic.twitter.com/L0DNEHkYnz
— Darryl Forte' (@sheriffforte) May 30, 2020
Sgt. Andy Bell, a spokesperson for the MHP, said the children were pronounced dead at the scene at around 4:20 p.m. on Friday, by a medical examiner.
The boys were not wearing seatbelts, police said. It’s unclear how they got access to the car. Their names have not yet been released.
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