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A 7-year-old boy and his 6-year-old brother were killed on Friday after they took the keys to their grandmother’s vehicle and began driving it, according to local outlets citing a Missouri State Highway Patrol police report.
The 7-year-old, whose name has not been released, was behind the wheel of his grandmother’s 2007 Buick LaCrosse when it traveled at a high rate of speed through a field and onto a county road, KMOV reported.
With his sibling in the passenger seat, the 7-year-old lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road before going airborne.
According to KSHB, the vehicle hit a guardrail, landed on the ground, and went back into the air. It then hit a wire and rolled over before crashing into a tree, landing on its roof and catching fire.
Neither of the brothers was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, the outlet reported. The kids were declared dead after 4 p.m on Friday.