JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. — A 5-year-old child was taken to a Charleston hospital on Tuesday after he was found locked in the trunk of a car.
According to Jackson County Sheriff Ross Mellinger, the car was parked in a mobile home park in the Cottageville area. Someone interested in buying the car found the child while inspecting the vehicle.
The incident happened as high air temperatures across West Virginia were in the 90s.
“It’s about as bad as a situation, about as bad a set of conditions that you could expect and still be alive,” Mellinger said. “The boy was