(Jefferson County) Authorities with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are currently conducting a death investigation involving a child.

Grant Bissell is the Public Safety Information Coordinator with the sheriff’s office. He says deputies were initially dispatched early Monday afternoon to a traffic accident in the 2300 block of Buck Creek Road, outside of Festus.

Bissell adds there is a lot of unknowns at this time in the investigation.

According to authorities, the child was a two-month-old male. The names of the parents and deceased child have not been released.

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