Child still asleep after car rolls into tree, Sevier Co. officials say

Published: Dec. 4, 2019 at 11:34 AM EST
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The Sevier County Sheriff's Office responded to a crash involving a child Wednesday morning.

According to a release from the Sheriff's Office, a grandmother parked her car and exited her vehicle at a senior living complex at 135 W. Macon Lane.

An 18 to 20-month-old baby was strapped into a car seat when investigators said the woman left the car in gear by mistake. The car automatically locked her keys inside.

The car rolled back about 20 feet striking a curb and a small tree. The woman called 911 for help opening the doors which had the keys locked inside. Deputies said the child was sleeping and unhurt when the opened the car.

No charges were filed and no one was hurt.

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