Girl, 3, dies after she's locked inside burning car

Cheryl Sanders
May 8, 2019

And the heat from inside is said to have melted the door handle, allowing firefighters to pull the girl out, a source said. He continues to remain in the hospital for treatment under while under the custody of police as a person of interest in the event. The news outlet said the individual expressed concern for Zoey's well-being.

The first call about the fire was received shortly after 9 p.m.

Firefighters arrived to find a silver 2008 Audi sedan engulfed in flames with the doors of the vehicle chained shut, police sources told WPIX.

Baisley Boulevard and 155th, next to Baisley Pond in Queens, New York. Firefighters also found gasoline canisters and a propane tank inside the auto, reports the Daily News. There were reports the man used them to chain the doors of the auto shut.

The father of a 3-year-old girl who died in a Queens auto fire Sunday night is a person of interest in the police investigation, according to a New York Daily News report.

"I heard a boom, like something explode".

One witness said the man identified as the girl's father, a 39-year-old whose name has not been released, was also injured in the fire. "When I came out, I saw smoke", said Lisa Silvera, 50, a witness, told the NY Daily News. "It's unfortunate, it makes me very sad", Silvera said. He looked white. So burned.

"With a mask on [her] face".

The cause of the girl's death and of the fire was under investigation late Sunday, cops said. The source said they do not live together and have a limited history of domestic violence.

The man, who suffered second and third degree burns, was hospitalized.

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