Deputies say 5-year-old and 2-year-old drive 3 miles, crash family car

A five-year-old and two-year-old had to be taken to the hospital after Putnam County deputies said they took the family car out for a drive and then crashed it.

The accident happened in Red House Monday.

Investigators said the two children took the car from their mother’s house on Bronco Junction Road. One child steered the vehicle while the other child pushed the gas and brake pedals.

Investigators said the children made it about three miles before they crashed into a ditch on Grandview Ridge Road.

The children were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Child protective services and Putnam County deputies are investigating.

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