GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) — The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a boy who was found lying in the road near Garner Tuesday night.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to Benson Road near JR Drive just before 11 p.m. “after a little boy was found lying in the road.”
The boy was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said. The medical examiner will release a cause of death.
Distraught family members have been gathering at the boy’s home early Wednesday. The family lives a few houses up from where the boy was found.
The boy’s uncle spoke with CBS 17’s Bridget Chapman and said the family isn’t ready to talk.
The Wake County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are investigating the death.
The sheriff’s office said it is looking into what may have happened before the child died while Highway Patrol is looking into how the child got into the road.
The sheriff’s office has not released the boy’s name, age or what they believe led to the child’s death.