Two young children die in fatal car crash after taking grandparents' car out for a ride

 edition.cnn.com  06/03/2020 02:51:18  3

The car, which was a 2007 Buick LaCrosse, was totaled and the children were pronounced dead at the scene Friday, Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Andy Bell told CNN.

The siblings were driving on a road in Jackson County, east of Kansas City. At some point, the car traveled off the right side of the road and struck the ground becoming airborne, the highway patrol said.

The vehicle struck a guardrail before hitting the ground again and becoming airborne for a second time.

The vehicle then struck a guy-wire -- a tensioned cable that is designed to add stability to a freestanding structure -- began to overturn, struck a tree and then came to rest off the road on its top before catching fire.

The children were not wearing seat belts.

The accident occurred at approximately 4:20 p.m.; the names of the victims were not released.

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