Couple found dead near SUV along I-4; 3 children found alive in vehicle

DELAND, Fla. (WESH) —A couple was found dead near their SUV along Interstate 4 early Saturday while their three young sons were found alive inside the vehicle.

A trooper spotted the maroon SUV parked along I-4 near DeLand with its hazard lights blinking around 2 a.m., the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The trooper found a 32-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman dead outside the vehicle. The couple’s three sons, between the ages of eight months and four years old, were alive inside the SUV.

The children were unharmed but taken to a hospital as a precaution, deputies said.

Because the incident did not involve a crash, the deaths are being investigated by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said no obvious signs of foul play were found.

Authorities have not released the couple’s names.

Interstate 4 was partially blocked for more than four hours as deputies investigated the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s