Two Missouri brothers, aged 6 and 7, died as a result of an accident after they stole a car from their grandparents.
Missouri Highway Patrol Representative Sergeant Andy Bell said that on Friday, May 29, in Jackson County, the boys climbed into a 2007 Buick LaCrosse car, drove it across the field, and then onto the ring road. The incident’s patrol message said the car rolled over several times in the air, hit a fence, hit a tree and caught fire. The boys were pronounced dead at the scene. At the wheel of the car was a 7-year-old child. None of the children were fastened. According to KSHB, the identities of the boys from Independence were not disclosed. Speed is believed to be “a contributing factor to the accident,” patrol Andy Bell told NBC News. The accident occurred around 4:20 pm.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Road Patrol and Investigation Unit are investigating. According to Bell, the sheriff’s office finds out how the boys took possession of the car.