Two toddlers found dead inside car in Georgia

HINESVILLE, Ga. (WTGS) — Georgia police and the GBI are investigating after two toddlers were found dead inside a car Sunday afternoon in Hinesville.

Officers responded to a call at around 1:45 Sunday afternoon about two unresponsive children found in a car on Augusta Way.

“First responders arrived on the scene and made a determination that the two children were deceased,” said Hinesville Police Commander Tracey Howard.

Officer Howard says the investigation is still under way, but a hot car death is not out of the question.

He encourages everyone to make sure their cars are empty when they leave them on hot days like today.

“A child that’s unable to get outside of a vehicle when temperatures are reaching 90 degrees like they are today, and have been for the last couple of days, the temperatures inside the vehicle reach well over 100 degrees and become a medical hazard,” he said.

Officer Howard also says these mysterious deaths are shocking to the normally quiet Hinesville community.

“Any time there’s a loss of a child, it’s just a very tragic event no matter if it’s by natural means or by accident or by some other means,” he said.