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2 children dead after pickup truck found in Saline Co. pond; suspects in custody

The Saline County Sheriff's Office says two children are dead after the truck they were inside was located in a Saline County pond on Wednesday. (Photo: KATV)

The Saline County Sheriff's Office says two children are dead after the truck they were inside was located in a Saline County pond on Wednesday.

Shortly before 10 p.m. deputies were called to the 16000 block of Highway 298 in Paron for a missing pickup truck with two children inside. Before arriving on the scene, dispatchers indicated the truck had been located in a pond near the address.

According to police, a 2-year-old girl and 6-month-old boy were inside the vehicle.

Emergency crews immediately responded to the scene but were unsuccessful in saving the children.

Police say Jonathan Daniel Welborn, 30, and Brittany Nichole Hairston, 26, of Benton have been taken into custody for endangering the welfare of a minor.

We will update the story as more information becomes available.


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