Woman, 2 Young Kids Die in 'Unspeakable' Boston Tragedy

They were found on sidewalk outside parking garage
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2019 1:13 AM CST
Woman, 2 Young Kids Die in 'Unspeakable' Boston Tragedy
Emergency personnel at the scene of an incident at the Renaissance Park Garage where an adult and two children fell from the garage and found dead on a sidewalk near the Boston parking garage on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019.   (Stuart Cahill/The Boston Herald via AP)

A Christmas Day tragedy in Boston: Authorities say a woman and two children under five were pronounced dead in a hospital after they were found unconscious on a sidewalk next to a parking garage around 1:30pm, CNN reports. The woman's vehicle, with the children's car seats inside, was found on the top level of the eight-story garage, which is adjacent to the Ruggles transit station. Boston Emergency Medical Services Union President Michael MacNeil said 15 first responders worked to give them "the best possible care we could provide," but it "was not enough to save their lives," the Boston Herald reports. "The thoughts and prayers of the men and women of Boston EMS are with the families experiencing this unspeakable tragedy on this holiday," he said.

"We will do everything in our powers to find out everything we can in this death investigation," Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said. He said he would not rush to conclusions about the deaths, though he noted that there have been suicides at the Renaissance Park Garage in the past, CBS Boston reports. The investigation is being led by Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins. "On Christmas and the holiday season where many people are celebrating, it can be a challenging and difficult time," she said. "I feel it imperative that we let people know that there is help," Rollins added, urging people in distress to call the statewide Samaritans hotline at 877-870-HOPE. (More Boston stories.)

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