Twin infants die after parents forget them in hot car, police say

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Paramedics were called to The Maisonette Apartments around 2:29 p.m. Thursday for two infants in a vehicle in cardiac arrest, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch

“It wasn’t intentional,” Chesterfield police Maj. Frank Carpenter told the Times-Dispatch. “We believe it was truly an accident.”

The 5-month-old boy and girl were taken to the hospital where one was pronounced dead soon after arrival. The other child died several hours later, according to the Times-Dispatch.

Because it’s an ongoing investigation, authorities on Friday could not reveal the circumstances regarding the children being left in the vehicle or for how long inside they were left alone.

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