NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two infant children have died in the Bronx after reportedly being left in a parked car for an entire day.
Authorities say the father of those children is in custody and being questioned.
According to NYPD sources, the infants were twins and around one year-old.
They were found by their father unconscious and foaming from the mouth in the back seat Friday afternoon at Kingsbridge Terrace and West Kingsbridge Road just after 4 p.m.
Two infants were found dead after allegedly being lefet inside a car in the Bronx on July 26, 2019. (Credit: Citizen App)
Police tell CBS2 the father apparently forgot the baby boy and girl in the car Friday morning and went to work around 8 a.m.
CBS2’s Ali Bauman has learned that the father works at a nearby VA hospital. The man began to drive away after his shift and veered off the road when he noticed his children had been in the back seat the whole time.
The man called 911 but both children were pronounced dead at the scene, eight hours after being left in the sweltering car.
Police have not charged the father with a crime yet and are still investigating the incident. Detectives reportedly believe the entire tragedy was an accident with horrific results.
Stay with CBS New York for the latest on this developing story