twins die after being left in vehicle in Chesterfield
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – The second of two
infants who were found unresponsive in a vehicle Thursday has died,
according to Chesterfield County Police.
Around 2:30 p.m. the two
five-month old twins were found unresponsive in a SUV in the 2400 block of
Alfalfa Lane, at the Bellwood Maisonettes – near Jefferson Davis Highway.
Police, and Chesterfield County Fire and EMS responded to the scene and
transported the children to Chippenham Hospital.
One of the children
was pronounced dead at the hospital Thursday afternoon. The other child died
several hours later on Thursday, police said.
The children, according
to neighbors were a boy and a girl.
A woman who lives a few doors
down defended the children’s parents through tears.
“They go to work
they come home to their kids. They’re not any trouble, they’re awesome,” the
woman, who declined to be identified, said.
“It’s tragic what
happened, I don’t even know how to help them with their pain. It was
certainly not an intentionally negligent act, it was a horrific mistake that
can never be erased,” said another neighbor, Donna Gusti, who also works
with both parents at a nearby Waffle House.
The woman who lives next
door to the family said the wife was at work Thursday afternoon when she
“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.”
She believes the
husband just forgot the babies remained in the car when he got home from
dropping his wife off at work.
Police continue to investigate the
cause of the incident.
Anyone with information should contact the
Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at