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A couple was found dead alongside a Florida highway on New Year’s Eve with their three sons still alive in parked vehicle.

A Florida Highway Patrol Officer reportedly found the bodies of Daniel Kelsey, 32, and Heather Kelsey, 31, alongside their maroon SUV which was parked near Interstate 4 in Deland City.

According to the New York Daily News, autopsies will be conducted to determine an official cause of death, and officials claim there were no signs of foul play.

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Officials say that the couple’s three children — ages 8 months to 4 years — were found inside the vehicle. Department of Children and Families also reported to the scene after a trooper spotted the vehicle’s hazard lights on around 2 a.m.

“I loved Dan like a brother […] every time you saw him, you saw his kids,” family friend Jerell Jackson told The News-Journal.

The investigation is reportedly still ongoing at this time.

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