Thursday, July 20, 2017


Five-year-old boy and his two-year-old brother take their mom's car on a three-mile joyride with one steering and the other working the pedals before crashing

Associated Press
July 19, 2017

A five-year-old boy and his two-year-old brother took their mother's car for a three-mile ride before crashing it.

The boys took the car from their mother's house Monday in West Virginia without her even realizing.

One child steered the vehicle while the other child pushed the gas and brake pedals.

The ride only ended when the car crashed into a ditch.

Investigators are still trying to figure out how it all happened, saying there are many more questions than answers.

'To be their age, I know my kids couldn't get in the car and make it that far,' said Sharlene Wiseman to WSAZ, who owns the Bronco Junction Apartments where the boys live.

Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese says deputies did not find the children's mother until nearly an hour later.

She claimed that thought the boys were playing in the front yard.

Wiseman told the boy's mother that she was no longer welcome to live there as a tenant.

'We didn't want to take that chance that something might happen again,' she said.

The children were taken to the hospital to be checked out but had no injuries.

No charges have been filed against the mother, but Deweese says authorities are working with the prosecutor's office and Child Protective Services.

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