TRAGEDY

Child Dies in Death Valley

A mother-son camping trip turned fatal when a 28-year-old mother and her 11-year-old son's car became trapped in the sand in Death Valley for five days. They had no cellphone service—with temperatures climbing to an average of 112 degrees—and they lived off the Pop Tarts, cheese sandwiches, and water they had packed. Unfortunately by the time police found the car on Thursday, the boy had already died—the day before, according to his mother. She is currently being treated in a hospital.