Police Say To Teach Your Kids About Car Safety

Arrangements are now set for two Laurel County boys found dead in the trunk of their mother's car.

Police believe the boys, eight year old Chase Baker and eleven year old Coty Baker locked themselves in the trunk.

The coroner says both died of hyperthermia.

So far, no charges have been filed.

The visitation will be held Wednesday from six until nine at the Bowling Funeral Home.

The boys will be buried Friday in Hamilton, Ohio.

No charges have been filed so far.

Investigators say it's just a horrible accident.

The family of Chase and Coty Baker say they miss the boys terribly.

WYMT’s Heather Haley spoke with their mother off camera and she says she just hopes no one else ever has to go through something like this.

State police say there are several things you should teach your kids in hopes no other children are lost like Chase and Coty.

“A lot of newer cars have a trunk release to where they're able to get out. Now this car, I do not believe, would be a car that would have one of those releases,” Trooper Dan Trosper said.

Brothers Coty and Chase Baker were found dead in the trunk of a 1996 Audi, a car that does not have an emergency trunk release.

State police say the emergency release is just one of many safety tips you should teach your kids in case they are ever in a dangerous situation.

“It looks white but its really like a fluorescent color and if you'll just reach up there it looks like a little T just pull on that,” Trooper Tony Watts said.

They say if in an older model car without a release to look for light in the trunk and see if you can bust out the tail lights to get someone's attention.

“You may be able to force the back of that back seat open, a lot of times you've got a cut out circle or a cut out hole leading into the passenger compartment of your car from your trunk,” Trooper Watts said.

Police say to teach your children to bring as much attention to the car as possible if they are ever trapped inside.

Police say you don't want your kids to get in the mind set that playing in cars is alright.

State police say the best thing is to just keep your car locked at all times and to keep kids from playing inside of them.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 12, 2007 at 02:52 PM
    how do you know that? they keys were left in the ignition? after the fact, quit the speculation..
  • by Sarg Location: London on Jun 12, 2007 at 02:52 AM
    I've been told that the keys were in the ignition of that Audi. My question is: How did these kids get in the trunk in the first place...with the keys in the ignition?? I've also been told that there was an escape route through the back seat. If they went in that way why could they not get out? There are lots of unanswered questions.
  • by dawn on Jun 11, 2007 at 08:04 PM
    my heart pours out to these boys.


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