3-year-old found alone along busy highway, sheriff says

Published: Mar. 23, 2023 at 1:40 PM EDT
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ELKINS, W.Va (WDTV) - A three-year-old boy was found walking unattended along a busy highway in Randolph County, authorities said.

A DOH worker saw the child who was walking in the westbound lane of Corridor H near the Laurel Mountain Intersection, approximately a mile outside of Elkins, Wednesday afternoon, Randolph County Sherriff Robert Elbon told 5 News.

The worker stayed until deputies arrived and helped get the child into protective custody.

The boy was barefoot but was not injured, Elbon said.

He had wandered about a quarter of a mile from his home, Elbon said.

Charges could be filed pending further investigation, he said.

The boy was found with two dogs that were taken in by a humane worker.